Running head: STATISTICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
STATISTICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE:
STATISTICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Topic: Reasons as to why police officers do not remain impartial when dealing with
a criminal investigation their relative is involved in.
Over the years, the issue of impartiality of police officers when handling cases in which
their relatives are involved has been of great concerns. This is attributed to the fact that they tend
not to remain objective in their thinking. This, in turn, results in wrong decisions being arrived
According to Barlow & Walklate, (2018), in most cases, a police officer is always asked
to step aside from an investigation involving someone he or she is related. This is usually with
regard to the assertion that he or she may try to either sabotage the investigation simply because
he wants it to end up in a certain manner or he may influence how the investigation ought to be
conducted so as to favor the accused.
Considering the fact that law enforcement officers are depended upon by members of the
society to not only maintain law and order by enforcing the law but they are also to help victims
of a given crime to get justice, it is immoral as well as unlawful for them to try and influence or
sabotage a certain criminal investigation because their relative is involved. This is so since the
victims of a certain criminal act may not end up getting the much-needed justice and the society
in large may find itself dealing with a repeat offender who can easily evade the law resulting in
According to Bronitt (2011), both officers with an outstanding police work record as well
as those with an average police work record...