Police Bihavior and Presuption of Innocence

Mojanoski, Cane (2011) Police Bihavior and Presuption of Innocence. In: Suzbijanje kriminala u okviru međunarodne policijske saradnje’, 28-30 June 2011, Tara.

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Abstract

The subject of this paper is the presumption of innocence. It is considered as a necessary standard of any democratic order and obligation and creed in the behavior of public authorities and the police as its authority. Compliance with European values is the basis for cooperation in all fields and in the field of police cooperation. The right to a judicial pronouncement of sentences, is in close connection with the principles of legality in the country. Namely, thas means : a) everybody is innocent, until his guilt is not proved in the court (presumption of innocence), b) can be responsible for an offend that in the moment of committing established by law as punishment, c) offense may be sentenced punishment within established by law, d) once fixed penalty with effective court decision cannot be determined subject of responsibility again, e) has right of appeal f) is entitled to compensation of prejudice if is illegally of liberty or unlawful convicted of a specified act. In this paper special attention will be paid to the perceptions of citizens of the Republic about how the police respect the principle of presumption of innocence. The offered note «Police respect the right of presumption of innocence.» The responses of 1460 respondents move like this: I do not agree at all 152 or 10.4%; I do not agree 294 or 20.1%, I cannot evaluate 536 or 36.7%; I agree 330 or 22.6%, and totally agree 144 or 9.9%. The question «Police should continue to show on TV suspects in handcuffs, citizens responded like this: I don’t agree at all 285 or 19.5%; I do not agree 377 or 25.8%, can’t evaluate or 246 16.8%; agree 346 or 23.7 and totally agree 206 or 14.1%. On question «police actions and interventions are objective and fair», the answers are: I do not agree at all 125 or 8.6%; I do not agree 288 or 19.7%, cannot evaluate 521 or 35.7%; agree 385 or 26.4%, and completely agree 140 or 9.6%. Varying the attitude of citizens will be considered through the practice of pre-trial proceedings in several events and actions to deal with crime in the country.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Other social sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Security
Depositing User: Ms Olivera Trajanova
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2017 10:44
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2017 10:44
URI: http://eprints.uklo.edu.mk/id/eprint/897

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