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Myths pertaining to law enforcement prevalent in the community and how they can be revised. How likely are police officers to commit felonies?

Are we too lenient or too harsh against criminals? Should capital punishment be used as a measure of crime control?

Measures to avoid injustice and oppression at the hands of the criminal justice system—with or without the use of capital punishment. Does the criminal justice system have prejudicial overtones? How can these be addressed?

The position that the city's council should take if the officer is convicted and awarded death penalty. What would be the best possible outcome of the case for the community? Would capital punishment be inhumane in this case? Could capital punishment be justified in terms of costs and benefits?

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Myths pertaining to law enforcement prevalent in the community and how they can be revised. How likely are police officers to commit felonies?

Police corruption is predicated upon a lack of ethics and its prevalence is in accordance with the same minority of the population amongst regular people. Police engaging in corruption, graft, and other forms of corruption are engaging in felonies, and this occurs at percentage in accordance within the typical population's criminal offenses as most people don't commit criminal activity, and this is true for the majority of cops.

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Which theoretical view best explains the realities of the case based upon your findings? Should John be prosecuted using due process, crime control, the systems, or any other theoretical approach? Considering that the case has diversity issues as well as oppressive overtones, which approach will ensure justice for the victim's parents?

Can the existing theories of justice and equality be converged with the actual practices in the criminal justice system? Will this ensure justice for the victim's parents or for John?

Are other policemen like John, under constant stress, fear, and danger because of their dangerous professions? Does the danger in their professions create a myth surrounding police work, and police behavior or are these myths supported by a police subculture that is out of touch with reality? Do police perpetuate these myths as justification for bad acts, or does the community impose a perception that the police use stress and responses to danger as justification for misconduct?

What other myths about law enforcement personnel are prevalent in the community? Do these myths differ across different communities or cultures? Why do these myths exist?

Does our criminal justice system decide cases on their individual merits? Do factors like race, socioeconomic status, and gender influence the outcome of cases? Is the system too lenient, especially for individuals like John? How should the system treat police, wealthy, or repeat offenders? Is the criminal justice system oppressive? What myths and misconceptions about the criminal justice system are prevalent in the community? Where are these myths generated and how are they maintained?

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