City Colleges of Chicago Sociology Symbolic Interactionism Theory Discussion
Select one of the four theories, conflict, feminist, structural functionalist or symbolic interactionism theory to explain the following questions.
Due to misconduct in police departments throughout North America, the image of “Officer Friendly” has changed dramatically over the years. What do you think happens to the value of the Law Enforcement Oath of Honor when the very ones that we trust to serve and protect us, becomes the very ones that we fear the most? Furthermore, how do you think Americans and other countries look at police departments in North America after countless numbers of incidents of police brutality and killings of unarmed black and brown people, much like George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Laquan McDonald, Philando Castile, Freddie Gray, Michael Brown and Eric Garner just to name a few.