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Police Crime and Corruption
An examination of police crime and corruption and the motivation behind these crimes.
# 92457 | 1,444 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Feb 21, 2007 in Criminology (Public and Crime) , Criminology (General)

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The paper examines how most researchers suggest police crime is a result of the increasing influence of a market society and the privatization of law enforcement practices. The paper explores how police officers are tasked with the delicate role of balancing their law enforcement efforts without breaking the law, despite huge temptation. The paper discusses the personalities of corrupt policemen, and how their actions affect citizens. The paper demonstrates how crime and corruption are carried out, and the motives behind these crimes.

From the Paper:

"Part of the blame according to some is local law enforcement and state enforcement agencies sensationalizing crimes and "manufacturing" crime waves, including manufacturing the severity of particular crimes to scare up public interest, like gang related crimes or car jackings (Chambliss, 2001; 1988; Williams & Dickinson, 1993). Police agency distortion of crime at the local and state level is one example of corruption equally serious to actual corruption, because it breeds fear and suspicion and contributes to problems including overcrowding, anger and hostility (Chambliss, 2001; 1988). Police are working more to promote fear than a sense of security among residents especially in at risk neighborhoods, where white community's are often provided the perception that minority individuals present a danger to society (Williams & Dickinson, 1993)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Chambliss, William J. Power, Politics and Crime. Boulder: Westview Press, 2001.
  • Chambliss, William J. On the Take: From Petty Crooks to Presidents, Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. 1988.
  • Ivkovic, Sanja K. To Serve and Collect: Measuring Police Corruption. Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, 93.2-3, 2003. p. 593.
  • Kelly, Robert J. Encyclopedia of Organized Crime in the United States: From Capone's Chicago to the New Urban Underworld. Westport: Greenwood Press. 2000.
  • McRobbie, Angela & Thornton, Sarah. Rethinking Moral Panic for Multi-Mediated Social Worlds. British Journal of Sociology, 46.4: 1995, p. 559-74.

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