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LEA439: Politics & Law
vs. Cooperative Models
the confrontational and cooperative police labor-management models. What
organizational circumstances are necessary for each model to be successful? What
organizational or community situations make one model more appropriate than the
other? Which model do you prefer?
Police reforms have been a
major factor in the upholding of security and justice of any particular country
across all countries and divides. Without this reforms all/ most heads of
states will face a difficult task in the running of the countries both internal
and external conflicts especially those in war ton areas. This therefore brings
us to the different kinds of police reforms that are mostly widespread all
around and they can be confrontational police reforms and cooperative police
Cooperative police reforms are those which a
police officer would sit down and discuss with different people and know the
dos and don’ts of the mistakes one has committed. This comes out as the first
step before any further judgment is implemented. Confrontational police reforms
on the other hand works with the process of administering a certain amount of
force to combat an issue that has already surpassed the cooperation bit in that
the person committing the crime and the officers in charge have failed to come
to an honest agreement and conclusion (Principles of Good Policing, 2013).
reforms on their part need a place where there are other risks that play a part
in a position where if they use any kind of force, they will be undermining or
risking the lives of the people around, for example in a case of hostages, the
officers would first have to talk to the suspects so that they can try not to
put the lives of the innocent people at harm’s way. The confrontational model
is to be implemented if the suspect resists arrest and it involves a different
kind of threat if they are certainly sure they would eliminate the target
without further loss of lives or loss of properties.
situations will call for different sorts
of labor models to be implemented in that if the person committing the crime
will be a threat to the people around, there will have to be the cooperation
bit of it so that they can try and reduce the damage that the suspect would cause. In other cases,
even though the suspect is too much of a threat and tends to not care of the
damages he/she inflicts on others will be a different cause of action which
will be to use the prescribed amount of force awarded to them hence the
confrontational bit of the police reform models come into play (Lentz &
my part, when the threat is not too hard the best kind of reform to use is the
cooperation bit where they would try to come up with the best solution to deal
with the issue at hand but if the suspect becomes a hard nut to crack then I
would agree with the confrontation bit of it all.
the long run, however, the best kind of reform model to use is the cooperation
police reform model as it does not enhance violence or any form of force or
better yet, any loss of lives both to the people and the offenders of the
community. This policy also will work to enhance the coming together of the
people and the police to help in fighting crimes against humanity.
According to Chief Hurtt a police
chief in Phoenix
“I think we’ve been successful in
the past in the traditional role of police chief.
all, that’s what it took to get us where we are today. But now we have to
understand that we have to change from the traditional model, and change
doesn’t have to be fatal. To change doesn’t mean something was wrong before.
There’s always room for improvement in what we do” (DeLord, &
Sanders, 2006, p.64).
DeLord, R., & Sanders, J. (2006,
labor-management relations (vol. I): Perspective and practical solution for
implementing change, making reforms, and handling crisis for managers and union
U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.
Retrieved from http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/files/ric/Publications/e07063417.pdf
Lentz, Susan A; Chaires, Robert H.
(2007) The Invention of Peel’s Principle: A Study of Policing “Textbook”
History”. Journal of Criminal Justice
“Principles of Good Policing”. The
Institute for the study of Civil Society. Retrieved 29th December
can you cut out the last two references and just use the first one thanks this is due today