This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

To What Extent Does Modern Technology Pose New Challenges For The Police In Balancing Liberty And Order Concerns.

2835 words - 11 pages

Technology - the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes.Ethics - the moral principles governing or influencing conduct. (Little 2002)The definitions of the above are unique in the fact that they can be completely at harmony with each other or mortal enemies.The police cannot operate without information and have in recent years become more intelligence-led focussed. Most forces have moved away from the reactive style of policing into a more modern community focussed style of policing. It began with Problem Orientated Policing (POP) and into the new and updated system called Reassurance policing. Reassurance policing is co-dependant on intelligence-led policing. The first issue is to use intelligence data to identify where problems are and when they occur.This intelligence is almost symbiotic with advanced technology systems, such as the Police National Computer, and forces local intelligence pods or officers who amass a wide range of information. These technologies are seen as vital new tools in crime-fighting and are also seen as a necessary response for the police to adopt in relation to the changing nature of some crime. Criminals are becoming more and more techno literate and in some areas have the police at a distinct disadvantage. One clear example of the gap is in areas such as child abuse and money laundering.The days of the dirty old man in a mac and the sackful of money are almost a thing of the past. If a paedophile wants to see children he or she no longer needs to go to a school or playground, they just have to access the relevant web-site. Simarily the days of walking into a bank to deposit proceeds of a robbery / burglary are also virtually non-existent. One just needs to tap in a few numbers to open accounts and electronically deposit what is required. This has obviously caused the police to re-think the strategy on how to catch these persons. Recent high profile cases such as Gary Glitter show clearly how technology has caught out a what was until then an British icon and who was once again building up a large following as the 'leader' once again. Cases like those involving Harold Shipman and The Soham Murders have propelled the information technology systems forward at an astronomical rate.Plans to create a national information sharing and intelligence capability to meet the operational needs of the police service are well under way following the Bichard Inquiry into the Soham murders.The work has been given added impetus as a result of the Bichard Inquiry, which looked at the adequacy of child protection procedures, national and local intelligence systems, vetting procedures and information sharing, after Ian Huntley was allowed to slip through the net to become a school caretaker.Events in Soham highlighted that there is a considerable amount of information held by individual forces that must be shared more widely and made available nationally. (HMSO 2005)One of the largest leap forwards is the initiative...

Find Another Essay On To what extent does modern technology pose new challenges for the police in balancing liberty and order concerns.

An essay about Flannery O'Connor's short story titled, Revelation. The question: To what extent does Mary Grace initiate Mrs. Turpin into a new way of thinking? Critical Analysis. (500 words)

1295 words - 5 pages girl's eyes focused on her, Mrs. Turpin asks, "What you got to say to me?" waiting, as O' Connor says, "as for a revelation." "Go back to hell where you came from, you old wart hog," the girl whispers. Haunted by this command, Ruby Turpin spends the rest of the day in puzzlement and concentration.While hosing down the hog pen that evening, she whispers to God in a fierce voice, "What do you send me a message like that for? How am I a hog and me

To What Extent Does Religion Affect the Characters in "Measure for Measure?"

2468 words - 10 pages interests taking priority over anything else, for example, when he is given the chance to save himself by performing executions, he is unconcerned about the idea of killing people, which does not show him to be someone considerate of other people, which is what the Bible promotes. Angelo is a character who is influenced by religion in some ways, but in other ways he seems completely oblivious to its teachings and beliefs. For example, he takes the

What challenges must Holden overcome in order to reconnect to the world?

813 words - 3 pages What challenges must Holden overcome in order to reconnect to the world?In J.D. Salinger's novel, "The Catcher in the Rye", the main character, Holden Caulfield, faces many challenges such as acceptance of death, growing up, and his own self-destructiveness. Because of this, it is extremely difficult for Holden to form healthy relationships and make friends due to his negative outlook on life, and he often isolates himself. In order to reconnect

What contribution does Cassio make to the concerns and effects of the play 'Othello'?

987 words - 4 pages , this was a comfortable arrangement in a society where everyone had their place.Cassio plays a role that he doe not he is playing: the role of Iago's tool for getting what he wants.Roderigo would not be a suitable person for Iago to use in the way he does Cassio because, apart from the fact that it is Cassio's position that Iago wants, no one would take Roderigo seriously. Roderigo's manner of speaking and what he says would not make him appear to

To what extent does Guy de Maupassant show sympathy for Madame Loisel in The short story ‘The Necklace’?

1737 words - 7 pages To what extent does Guy de Maupassant show sympathy for Madame Loisel inThe short story 'The Necklace'?Guy de Maupassant was an 18th century French writer. In the poem "The Necklace" he has demonstrated several techniques to create an image for each character in the short story. He uses dramatic irony throughout the story to create and highlight flaws, not showing any sympathy for Madame Loisel. The author uses the life of Madame Loisel to

Compare and contrast the characters of Malcolm and Banquo. To what extent and in what ways are they associated with natural order ?

863 words - 3 pages characters are brave, wise and very loyal which are in line with the forces of natural order in the universal world. However, the turning-point comes for Banquo when he side-steps, wavers and hesitates as he was confronted by the great temptation that 'his descendants could be future Kings' prophesied by the witches and in addition, as he observed the prophesy for Macbeth had worked. This dictated that he needed to chart a new and a very different

"There is something rotten in the state of Denmark" To what extent is Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, responsible for restoring order in Denmark?

2131 words - 9 pages direct passage toward corruption and rot.Shakespeare could be arguing to a 17th century audience that old feudal ways of England are dead. The time has come for a new bourgeoisie society to seize power. Shakespeare portrays societies concern about the breakdown of order. Often with a breakdown nations have to rely on others to restore order. This is represented through Fortinbras. Sadly parallels can be drawn today in Iraq. Iraq lost almost all

Public Art in Greece: To what extent and in what ways does the Parthenon perform the function of a gigantic billboard for the late fifth century Athens? For whom is it intended?

1808 words - 7 pages . But the Parthenon statues could also stand for political power and imperial ambition. It was built on the site of an earlier temple destroyed by the Persians. Its location - it sits on the Acropolis - dominates Athens. It draws the citizen's eyes upwards, automatically elevating him in body and spirit, filling him with awe, civic pride, perhaps even fear of such an impressive monument of power and beauty. This could, so to speak, make him 'tow

To What Extent Can the Police Effectively Prevent Hate Crimes?

2615 words - 10 pages . The only Criminal Justice Agency that will investigate hate crime is the Police. Although many laws and policies have been put in place since then to protect individuals from hate crime, much more is still to be done but the progress already achieved cannot be ignored (Williams, 2009). What constitutes a crime in one place may not be in another place and hate crime has many diverse definitions but law enforcement in the UK define it as “Hate

Critiquing Chicago Police general order (rules) to the eleven standards found in "Broken Windows and Police Discretion"

850 words - 3 pages The Chicago Police Department has many policy statements that police officers and their supervisors need to know. These policy statements are called General Orders (G. O.). These orders are numbered by the year they are established, and by how many were established in that year. So, for example, G. O. 86-08 means it was established in 1986 and that it was the 8th order established that year. G. O. 86-08 (a) initiates a "Protection of Life

To what extent can 'The Violets' be seen as a representative of the poetic qualities and concerns of Harwood's work?

1481 words - 6 pages To what extent can 'The Violets' be seen as a representative of the poetic qualities and concerns of Harwood's work? Base your discussion on a detailed analysis of this poem and one of the other set poems.Through the collection of Gwen Harwood's works there are evident traits, qualities, concerns and thematic ideas that are brought up distinctively in all of her works. With the quality of her language and techniques which are wildly eloquent and

Similar Essays

To What Extent Do Environmental And/Or Energy Concerns Pose A Threat To Sino Japanese Relations?

3232 words - 13 pages rely only on domestic energy sources. The extent of technological collaboration has been previously discussed but it also helps emphasize China’s reliance and need for Japan’s technology in order to extend the time before the total depletion of their energy resources (Itoh, p.83). Japan’s cooperation is also useful in order “to take advantage of its advanced technologies and expertise in order to increase business contracts in the Chinese market

What New Challenges Did The Rise Of Big Business And The Robber Barons Pose To Established American Beliefs, Practices And Values Between 1850 And 1900?

2528 words - 10 pages Question: What new challenges did the rise of big business and the Robber Barons pose to established American beliefs, practices and values between 1850 and 1900? The rise of big business in industrialism and Robber Barons posed towering difficulties over established American beliefs, practices, and values. Its influence greatly affected all aspects of traditional American thought in such a short time that America had to accept and embrace

Indonesia's Economy: Socio Political Challenges In The New Order

1821 words - 7 pages reformasi governments failed to comprehensively resolve these challenges, leaving Indonesia riddled in uncertainty, and thus leading to its economic sluggishness. ALL NEW RESEIMES ARE HARD TO IMPLIMENT SO MAY OF CONTRIBUTED TO THE ECONOMIC CLIMATE - Government & Business The post- New Order regimes have had to try and manage the aftermath of the Asian Financial Crisis (AFC), while simultaneously dealing with the repercussions of the Suharto

To What Extent Does Modern Media Coverage And Censorship Of Conflicts Affect How People Interpret Them?

2496 words - 10 pages answer the research question ‘To what extent does modern media coverage of conflicts affect how people interpret them?’ by first evaluating how the media coverage of a conflict affects the direction of the conflict in the past, looking at the media situation in various countries, and finally come to a general consensus regarding the matter. The media has sunk its claws deep into conflict’s soft underbelly over the past century, and history is