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For an understanding of what police professionalism is all about, we
need first to understand the meaning of the word “professionalism” and
then apply it to the police experience. The Merriam Webster online
dictionary (No Date) defined professionalism as the
conduct, aims, or qualities that characterize or mark a profession or a
professional person. Every profession has a code of conduct, and all
practicing professionals are expected to comply with its code of conduct
to be called a profession, and the police force or officers of the
police force are no exceptions. One of the fundamentals of
professionalism is that the professional understands the requirement of
his job and also gain respect from the people he serves based on his
display of professionalism.
According to the Criminal Justice Law International (No Date), some
schools of thought have promoted such concepts as community policing
and the Broken Window Theory. These have influenced police
professionalism in areas where they have been applied. According to
Porcupile (No Date), as cited by Criminal Justice Law International (No
Date), professionalism entails specialized knowledge, integrity,
honesty, competency, self-regulation, and image.
in policing is of extraordinary importance because of the authority
vested in law enforcement officers. It reflects an implicit guarantee
that the experience, education, and training of officers uniquely
qualify them to meet the challenges present in a changing and dynamic
society (What-when-how, No Date). Police Professionalism in the 21st
century has led to increasing unraveling of the mysteries behind the
technicality of crime. For example, with the expertise of some police
officers in forensic investigations which apply to crime scene analysis,
fire and arson investigations, cold case, and DNA investigation are
some examples of police duties that required specialized skills (Office
of Justice Programs, No Date). There are also people skilled with the
identification of explosive devices within the police force just as
there are cybersecurity experts among them. These names are
self-explanatory regarding understanding the task of each of the
mentioned professional within the police force.
example, all criminals need leave behind at crime scenes to give
detectives a clue to details of the culprits goes behind the known
fingerprints to saliva, semen in the cases of rape to murder weapons
that are usually examined by forensic experts for leads. In the murder
case of Bouzigard in New York, all the detective did was pick up an
evident DNA from tissue cut under her fingernails and to find the
killer; they needed just a match (Greenwood, No Date).
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