Serpico

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Bianca Perez
CRJ 11
4-3-13
Prof. Rodriguez
​​​​​Serpico
The movie Serpico is about police corruption Frank Serpico, or known as “Paco” which is a police officer who testifies against police corruption, also who got shot in the face for during a drug arrest. Which after that being taken place, none of the officers made one action. Serpico was abandoned by society because after testifying with many people about the corruption really made no difference. Serpico was a good cop for example an officer beaten a young, after that Serpico had took the young male across the street for a cup of coffee treating him well talking with him to get the information that’s needed for the crime the young boy committed, instead of the violent act. All Frank Serpico was about was serving well to protect others with no question. Officers did not work together in a positive and ethical way to do things the right way; they also were accepting bribes from criminals. Overall the police in this film were using their own source of power to commit crimes. While Frank Serpico did his best to stop the police corruption to serve well to his community. The goals of policing are to stop crime responding quickly before a situation gets worst, preventing problems which lowers the amount of crime for example a police officer checking the speed limit on the highway forces people to drive more slowly so an accident won’t occur, securing areas can lower the of high-risk activities (gang violence, prostitution, gambling, e.t.c) and can help the area become a more secure place, providing assistance helping to solve citizens problems even its just removing an individual that is acting inappropriately in a public setting or even controlling traffic, and a police presence can help citizens feel safe as they go about their daily lives, or businesses. Helping them feel at ease. I feel all these goals were only met with Serpico because he truly wanted to do the good thing even if he was to have a lot of...
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