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LeeHighSchool

Howcanapolicedetectivemakeanimpactinthecommunity?

PoliceDetective

JuanGuzman

SeniorCapstone

J.Snyder

April13,2017
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JuanGuzman

JodySnyder

SeniorCapstone

13April2017

PoliceDetective

Whatthedetective'sstoryisaboutisnotmurderbuttherestorationoforder.

P.D.James.ADetectiveisaninvestigator.Somemaybeprivateresearchersandmaybe

knownasTheEyethatneversleeps,whichisthemottoofthePinkertondetective

agency,alsoknownasPrivateEyes.Adetectiveisalicensedindividualwhosolves

crimesincludingpastcrimesbyexaminingandevaluatingcluesandpersonalrecordsto

uncovertheidentityofthecriminal.Apolicedetectiveimpactsthecommunityby

servingandprotecting,solvingcrimes,andhelpingintimesofcrisistomakethe

worldanexceptionalplacetolivein.

Firstandforemost,thenumberoneimpactthatpoliceshouldmakeistoserve

andprotectthesociety.Thatistheirfirstdutynomatterwheretheyreat.Thepolicemake

abruntinthecommunitysincethey'retheoneswhomakemostoftheatrociousguysgoto

jailbecausethesocietyseestheiractionsasawful.Thecitizenswanttheambiancetobe

protected,andthat'swhatthepolicedetectivesaretheretoprovide.Thecommunitygetsto

havedayswithasenseofprotectionwhilethedetectivescanhavewhattheycallabadday.

Inthejournalarticle,ABadDay,WisherDescribesabaddayinhisprofession...He

recountsthearrestofamanwhooffersonethousanddollarstoprostitutestoprovidehima

threeyearoldgirlforsex.Culpritscomingoutofthejailafterservingonlyonefifthof
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thetermsentenced.(Wisher75)Thingslikethismakesomepeopleterrifiedofwhat

othersarecapableofdoing,andthepoliceareheretoserveandprotectagainstthese

actionsthehumankindcommit.

Apolicedetectiveworkstogatherfactsandevidenceforcriminalcases.They

interviewpotentialsuspects,witnesses,andothersassociatedwiththecrime,thoughthis

theygatherasmuchdataastheycantosolvethecase.Policedetectiveswillworkoncases

untiltheygetanarrestandhaveaconvictionmadebut,theyneedtokeeptheirnotesand

importantinformationiftheyneedtotestifyincourt.Theirjobistomaketheworldasafer

placetolivein,withlesscrimeandkeepthestreetscleanfromanythingthatisbad.For

example,AneveningofMarch10,2003twoNewYorkPoliceDepartmentdetectives,

JamesV.NemorinandRodneyJ.Andrews,wereshotandkilledinanunmarkedpolicecar

whileattemptinganundercoverpurchaseofaTec9assaultpistolonStatenIslandThese

copswereshotandkilledbyRonellWilsonandanaccompliceduringarobberyattempt.

HundredsofhairsfibreswerefoundinthenissanfoundbyLisaFaberwhichshecollected

byinvestigatingthecar.(Toobin30)"Myconclusionisthatallofthosequestionedfibres

couldhaveoriginatedfromtheinterioroftheNissanMaxima,fromtheseats,and/orthe

backrests,"(Faber).Lisastestimoniwasnotgoodshecouldn'tsayhowcommonorhow

manymodelsofthefiberswere.DuetothebloodDNAthatwasonwilson'sClothes,

wilsonwaschargedandconvictedtodeathwhichhadnothappeninNYCinover50years.

Caseslikethisarewhatpolicedetectiveshavetofigureoutonadailybasisinorderto

makethecommunityapeacefulandsafeplace.Whatalsoimpactsthecommunityare

thingslikeloosecriminalsforexampleATexasmanchargedwiththestrangulation
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murderofa22yearoldwomanin1983hasbeennamedtotheFBI'sTenMostWanted

Fugitiveslist,andarewardofupto$100,000isbeingofferedforinformationleadingto

hiscapture.(NewTopTenFugitive:HelpUsCaptureaMurdererFBI.)Thingslike

thisscarethecommunityintothinkingthatthefugitivecouldbeafterthem.Itrilesthe

peopleup.Detectiveswhocan'tsolvecases,areleadtocountingonthecommunityfor

help,astheycanhavetheanswerstotheinvestigationsthatareunsolved.

Inanycase,wheneverthere'sacrisisahomicideanemergencythepoliceshow

upandsendpeopletothepublicfirst.AfterthehurricaneKatrinapassedinAugust29

September24,atotalof51casesofCOpoisoningwerereportedbyhyperbaricoxygen

(HBO2)facilitiesinAlabama,Louisiana,andMississippi(CentersForDisease).This

naturaldisasterchangedthelivesofmanytowhichthepolicedepartmentwerelefttotake

careandhelpouttheonesinneed.Theymustbeequippedwithwaymorethanjustagun

andabadge,Policedetectivesmusthavekitsoffoodandwaterandfirstaidsjustincase

theyneedtousethemduringdisastersforthepeople.Researchhasshownthatsuccessful

disastermanagementresultsprimarilyfromtheactivitiesofemergencyorganizations.In

particular,therearemanagementproblemswithrespecttothecommunicationprocess,the

exerciseofauthority,andthedevelopmentofcoordination.(Quarantelli)Thepoliceare

justasvulnerableasthepeoplewhenanaturaldisasterstrikesandalthoughtheyare

helpinginacrisis,theyhavetosuccumbwhattheyfeel.Thecommunityiswhatneedsthe

help.

Ultimately,policedetectiveshavemoregoingonthenjustpatrollingthe

neighborhood,theyhavetoprotectthemselvesfromthecommunityaswell,assomeofthe
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communitydislikepolicedetectivesandiswillingtoevenkillthem.Everythingapolice

detectivesdoesistoprotectthecommunityandimpacttheminawayforthemtoseethat

alltheyretryingtodoismaketheworldabetterplacebyservingandprotecting,helping

withnaturaldisastersandinvestigatingcrimes.Thepolicedetectivewhoputstheirlifeon

thelinewithnosuperpowers,noXrayvision,nosuperstrength,noabilitytofly,and

aboveallnoinvulnerabilitytobullets,revealsfargreatervirtuethanSupermanwhois

onlyameresuperhero(Yudkowsky).
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WorkCited

CentersforDiseaseControlandPrevention,USA.CarbonMonoxidePoisoningafter

HurricaneKatrinaAlabama,Louisiana,andMississippi,AugustSeptember

2005.MMWR:MorbidityandMortalityWeeklyReport,U.S.CentersforDisease

ControlandPrevention,1Jan.1970,www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?

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%255D=citjournalarticle_18418_10.Accessed21Apr.2017.

Eliezer Yudkowsky. Iz Quotes, izquotes.com/quote/280182. Accessed 21 Apr. 2017.

Toobin,Jeffrey."TheCSIEffect."TheNewYorker,7May2007,p.30.AcademicOneFile,

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Wisher,Raymond."Abadday."TheAmericanEnterprise,vol.8,no.1,1997,p.75.

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Quarantelli, E. L. DISASTER CRISIS MANAGEMENT: A SUMMARY OF RESEARCH


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