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Police Corruption
This paper discusses police corruption and the case of Michael Corbitt.
# 111995 | 773 words | 4 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Feb 08, 2009 in Criminology (General)

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The paper looks at how police officers can gradually become engaged in criminal corruption during their careers. The paper focuses on the notorious case of Michael Corbitt who was actually already a criminal when he managed to become a police officer.

Police Corruption
From Criminality to Policing

From the Paper:

"The case of Michael Corbitt exemplified the extent to which Chicago organized crime ("the outfit") dominated both local politics and policing throughout Chicago and much of the rest of Illinois until as recently as a few decades ago. In many respects, Michael Corbitt's situation differed from the usual course of the devolution of honest police officers into criminal corruption, simply because Corbitt's connection to crime preceded his entrance into the criminal justice system.
"This is actually the reverse of the more common or "typical" pattern disclosed in numerous studies of corrupt police officers in general. This was mainly a function of the larger corruption of the city of Chicago and of many surrounding areas including Willow Springs, Illinois, where Corbitt would eventually become Chief of Police."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Caldero, M., Crank, J. (2004) Police Ethics The Corruption of the Noble Cause. (Second Edition) Anderson Publishing.
  • Corbitt, M., Giancana, S. (2003) Double Deal: The Inside Story of Murder, Unbridled
  • Corruption, and the Cop Who Was a Mobster. New York: Harper-Collins.
  • Foley, M. (2000) U.S. Department of Justice, Police Perjury: A Factorial Survey. Retrieved, October 1, 2008, at:http://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/181241.pdf

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