Ethics of Police Officers Analytical Essay by Master Researcher

Ethics of Police Officers
An essay addressing various ethical issues regarding police officers and the corruption that sometimes exists with in the field of law enforcement.
# 90655 | 1,350 words | 3 sources | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Law (General) , Criminology (General) , Ethics (General)

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This essay is a response paper to five questions on the ethics of police officers and the different kinds of corruption that exist. One question deals with the "slippery slope" caused by gratuities. Other questions cover the four different types of character that exist on a police force, situational vs. "rotten apple" corruption, and leadership characteristics.

From the Paper:

"The "slippery slope" of corruption describes the process of an officer first accepting a small favor in return for services--or simply because his or her position as an officer lends an air of safety to a location. Some examples would be an officer waiting until after a restaurant has closed to escort the manager to the bank in return for meals, or accepting a free meal to give an appearance that an officer is present or on duty at that restaurant near closing time. Such small favors can lead to greater expectations on both sides of the line. The restaurant owner might expect that the officer will follow him home after making the deposit to ensure his safety, or might expect him to linger longer over his meal or make an appearance at other times of the day."

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