The Concept of Oversight Review of Police Activities
Many nonpolice individuals and groups, by contrast, view effective civilian review as the only means of preventing excesses by police in the exercise of law enforcement.

Ultimately, the advocates of civilian review of police activities are on stronger legal and theoretical grounds than are the police who oppose civilian review. Legally, it is a tenet of the American political system that elected civilian officials hold authority over government organizations of any type. Thus, the elected president of the country is the commanderinchief of the national armed, uniformed military forces, and the civilian cabinet officer, the Attorney General, appointed by the elected president exercises a direct control over the national police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation. At the federal level, the Armed Forces committies of the Senate and the House of Representatives act as civilian review boards for the activities of the armed forces. Similarly, congressional oversight committees are formed for the stated purposes of reviewing certain activities of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from time to time.

Ultimately, at whatever level of government is involved, the citizens of the juristiction may demand accountability from their government bodies. That accountability may take many forms. The civilian review of police activities is one of thos

    Some topics in this essay  
    Howard Earle | ISSUE ACCOUNTABILITY | Bureau Investigation | POLICE ACTIVITIES | Branden Lindell | | Police Chief | House Representatives | civilian review | Administration Review | Administration Quarterly | review police | police officers | police activities | review police activities | civilian review police | review board | civilian review board | earle 1983 | lastquarter twentieth | placed police | american society | police departments expected | public administration | police chief 49 |  
    Get Better Grades!  
    Saved Papers  
    Save your essays here so you can locate them quickly!  
"It's nice to be able to find information so quickly and easily."
Jillian T.
"I enjoy reading other writers papers to get their perspective on things. It makes writing my own paper so much easier."
Cindy A.
"I've used this site for 2 semesters and I'll be back next year for sure!"
Liz R.
"This site rocks! I got an A thanks to you helping with my writers block."
Sara B.
"I was in a real bind and your site helped me to come up with ideas for my paper."
Brian T.
Copyright © 1999 - 2014 All Rights Reserved. DMCA