Module 3 Assignment 2
One crime Mary Jones had been previously charged with is resisting arrest. In N.Y. State PEN. LAW § 205.30 resisting arrest is defined as: A person is guilty of resisting arrest when he intentionally prevents or attempts to prevent a police officer or peace officer from effecting an authorized arrest of himself or another person. Resisting arrest is a class A misdemeanor.
Jones has had several run-ins with law enforcement. I believe that the society in which Mary Jones has become accustom to have had a profound effect on her behavior. Because of her drug use I believe that she steals and prostitutes herself in order to have money for the drugs she has become ...view middle of the document...
As you can see, not only did Officer Marconi do his job of enforcing the law, he also made sure that the suspect was safe from harm. Knowing the past history of Mary Jones and her known use of illegal drugs, Officer Marconi provided her with medical treatment, in order to keep her safe from further harm. His job is not only to arrest the suspect for the crime they committed, but to ensure the safety of that suspect during the process.
Officer Marconi did everything right in this case. Considering how differently this could have gone if the officer acted in an unethical manner due to past behavior of resisting arrest, and becoming aggressive. He handled this situation professionally from start to finish. Knowing the potential for things to escalate, he first called for backup. Once the suspect was in custody, he then gathered the items that were dropped by the suspect. Once in the patrol car, he called into communications so that they were aware of the situation. At the station when the suspect started to harm herself, he called for emergency medical personnel, and they transported the suspect to the hospital. Everything was done correctly.
Once charged Jones has the right to an attorney, the right against self-incrimination, the right against “double jeopardy”, the right to due process of law, the right to a speedy trial, the right to a jury trial, the right to know the charges, the right to cross-examine witnesses, the right
to compel witnesses on one’s behalf, the right to reasonable bail, the right against excessive fines, the right against cruel and unusual punishments, and the applicability of constitutional rights to all citizens, regardless of state law or procedure
How might the criminal justice professional maintain ethical standards when working with diverse populations? Clarifying the relationship between cultural awareness and police professionalism. As Shusta explains it, “The more professional a police officer is, the...