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Asked in Police and Law Enforcement, Human Behavior

What is reckless behavior?

Texas' definition: "A person acts recklessly, or is reckless, with respect to circumstances surrounding his conduct or the result of his conduct when he is aware of but consciously disregards a substantial and unjustifiable risk that the circumstances exist or the result will occur. The risk must be of such a nature and degree that its disregard constitutes a gross deviation from the standard of care that an ordinary person would exercise under all the circumstances as viewed from the actor's standpoint." ...
Asked in US Constitution, Police and Law Enforcement, US Supreme Court

How did Miranda v Arizona change the standard for admissibility of confessions and admissions?

Miranda v. Arizona, 384 US 436 (1966) Miranda applied the "exclusionary rule" to any statements or confessions the defendant made in response to police interrogation if the defendant hadn't been informed of relevant due process rights beforehand. Under the exclusionary rule, illegally obtained evidence may not be used to convict a defendant in court. According to the US Supreme Court, a person in police custody must be told he (or she) has the right to remain silent to avoid self-incrimination (Fifth Amendment). The person...
Asked in Slavery, Police and Law Enforcement

Why do police hate blacks?

That would be a bigoted question that is based in a prejudice against police. Not all of any group hates another group. Where I live many police officers patroling the street are black. Does this mean they hate themselves? I think they hate anybody who commits a crime ...
Asked in Criminal Law, Police and Law Enforcement

Why would a US Marshall arrest someone instead of a police officer?

THE US Marshal appointed for a particular district is unlikely to arrest someone themselves. It is a politically appointed position who is not required to have law enforcement experience. However, a DEPUTY US Marshal is likely to make arrests. They might arrest someone rather than a police officer if it is for a violation of federal law. For example, the US Marshall's service is responsible for federal prisoners and tracking down those who are wanted for federal crimes and those who escape...
Asked in Police and Law Enforcement

What is police arresting code PC459?

California Penal Code Section 459 is Burglary. Entering a widely defined structure with the intent to commit a larceny, grant theft, or felony there in. ...
Asked in Police and Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice Careers

Can a former police officer take pictures of you?

Former police officers don't have any special rights in this regard, but that still means the answer is "yes," since basically anyone can take pictures of you. There are some limitations on how the pictures can be used ... people are generally considered to own the rights to their own likeness, so you usually can't use a photograph of someone for commercial purposes without their consent (with some exceptions if the subject is "newsworthy"). But the act of taking a picture is not...
Asked in US Constitution, Police and Law Enforcement

How has Miranda vs Arizona changed the arrest and interrogation process?

it set forth and clarified a suspect's Fifth Amendment Rights to remain silent and to have access to a lawyer before answering questions. Arresting Officer don't have to issue the Miranda warning when making an arrest for instance a crime committed in the presence of an Officer or a third party saying that person committed a crime the rule of thumb is Custody and asking questions about a crime = Miranda warning, common question like address, name, age ext. no Miranda, spontaneous utterance...
Asked in Job Training and Career Qualifications, Police and Law Enforcement, US Army

Do you get nights off during the police academy?

While this will vary from police academy to police academy, those I have spoken to tell me that you generally get weekends off. ...
Asked in US Constitution, Police and Law Enforcement, US Supreme Court

Who was the defendant in Terry v Ohio?

In the US Supreme Court case, Terry v. Ohio, 392 U.S. 1 (1968), the respondent (like a defendant) in the case was the State of Ohio. John W. Terry was the petitioner or appellant (like a plaintiff). Terry was appealing his criminal conviction in People v. John W. Terry, 95 Ohio L. Abs. 321 (Court of Common Pleas of Cuyahoga County 1964), in which Terry had been the defendant and the State of Ohio had been the plaintiff. ...
Asked in Police and Law Enforcement, US Army, US Air Force History and Traditions

Can you still be a police officer with a medical discharge from the military?

Yes, so long as you're able to perform the duties required of you as a police officer. Added: You can expect to undergo a particularly rigorous medical examination covering the specific area(s) that caused your discharge. ...
Asked in Police and Law Enforcement

Do a deputized us marshall have the same power as a regular us marshall?

There is only one US Marshal. The rest are Deputy US Marshals. Another View: The US Marshalls Service is headed by a Director. Each of the 94 federal court districts has a US Marshall assigned to that district. All sworn personnel under the 94 US Marshalls are known as DEPUTY US Marshalls. ...
Asked in Mobile Phones, Police and Law Enforcement, Civil Rights

Can a police officer go through a lost phone?

Lost property is often turned over to the police department. Its very common for a citizen to hand over a knapsack, or wallet, or a cell phone. When property of value is turned over, there are three possible choices for the officer: 1. Throw it out. This is not really an "official" or Police approved method of dealing with found property, but if someone turns over a used sock, well its garbage. You aren't going to catalogue it or look for its owner....
Asked in Police and Law Enforcement

Who can fire the sheriff?

A Sheriff can be appointed or elected, depending on state or local law. If the Sheriff is appointed he can be removed by the appointing authority. If the Sheriff is elected he can be removed like any other elected official, usually through a recall. ...
Asked in Salary and Pay Rates, Europe, Police and Law Enforcement

How much money do police officers in Europe make?

Europe has many different countries and the rates of pay for the police officers in those countries would vary by a lot. ...
Asked in Salary and Pay Rates, Police and Law Enforcement, US Marine Corps, Criminal Justice Careers

Do auxiliary police officers get paid?

City of Glen Cove, N.Y. pays their Aux. P.O.'s minimum wage. (No F.T. work or health, time off, pension benefits etc. provided.) Another View: It would depend entirely on the jurisdiction in question. Some do, and some don't, and still others don't have auxiliaries. ...
Asked in Police and Law Enforcement

What does police code signal 61 mean?

Codes and signals are not standardized. Each department has their own version of both ten codes and signals. For instance, Signal 61 for the Tampa Police Department would mean that there is an airport emergency. There is an international airport as well as other smaller airports in Tampa. If a city did not have an airport, it would make little sense for them to have a code for an airport emergency. The Indiana State Police use Signal 61 to mean homicide. The Dallas...
Asked in Police and Law Enforcement

Who can fire a sheriff?

If the sheriff is an elected official, he must be removed by a recall election. If the sheriff is an appointed official, he can be removed by the chief executive of the county. ...
Asked in Job Training and Career Qualifications, Police and Law Enforcement, Crime

What classes do you need to take to become a swat?

The only classes you will definitely need are the classes provided in the law enforcement academy. If you do not complete the academy, you will not be able to serve in any official law enforcement capacity (be licensed) in your jurisdiction. Other than that, you could come in with a GED and possibly make SWAT, without taking any civilian courses! However, that would be after many years of law enforcement training and proving yourself to be a "top cop". However, if you want...
Asked in Police and Law Enforcement, Forensic Science, Homicide

What do you call someone who studies criminals and killers?

a criminal psychologist or a forensic psychologist. Added: . . . or a CRIMINOLOGIST. Forensic Biologists Forensic Anthropologists(Identification.) Forensic Botanists (Leaves, Seeds and Plants) Forensic Odontologits (Teeth- Dental Records) Forensic Entomologists (Insects and Arthropods) Forensic Ostiologists (The Causes and Circumstances of a death.) Forensic Pathologist (Studies Cause Of Death) Criminal Phsycologust (Studied Criminology- Liek a Phsyciactrist in some ways) ...
Asked in Police and Law Enforcement

Why is teamwork important in the police?

There are many reasons that teamwork is important to policing. Uniformed law enforcement agencies tend to all be set up on a para-military command structure in which the the efforts (or lack thereof) of the individual affect each and every member of the agency. It is an efficient use of manpower and an effective management and supervision model. Safety is a prime concern to officers. They need to work together to not only keep squad members and themselves safe, but also civilians. If an...
Asked in New York, Police and Law Enforcement

Who is the New York State Police Commissioner?

The New York State Police does not have a Commissioner. They have a Superintendent, and the current Superintendent is Joseph D'Amico. ...
Asked in Movies, Christianity, Police and Law Enforcement

What tragedy happens in the movie Courageous?

Adam's daughter, who is nine years old, is killed after being involved in an accident with a drunk driver. ...