Drug Related Police Corruption Term Paper by Master Researcher

Drug Related Police Corruption
A brief look at police corruption related to drugs.
# 38676 | 748 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2002 | US

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This paper examines drug related police corruption and efforts to prevent it. The paper details seven approaches to preventing, detecting and punishing drug related police corruption and focuses on the benefits of Community Oriented Policing (COP). The paper discusses how COP offers a most important and effective response to preventing and detecting drug related police corruption.

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"The war on drugs is one of the most important facets of policing in the United States today. The epidemic nature of the disease makes narcotics control one of the most common police operations. Furthermore, it is one of the most dangerous branches of policing due to the violence of the traffickers and the altered and irrational mental state of street level users. Also, the need for money to purchase illegal narcotics frequently leads addicts to commit other property crimes and crimes of violence to fund their addiction.
"Trafficking in narcotics is by definition a conspiracy as it involves a cooperative chain from the producers, largely foreign, down to local street dealers. This conspiracy often includes and funds corrupt foreign governments, terror organizations and domestic organized crime operations. Additionally, the profits have a ripple effect as they fund these organizations and provide capital for other criminal endeavors.
"On occasion police officers also become drawn into this illegal conspiracy: They become corrupted and involved in drug trafficking themselves. Importantly, officers involved in drug trafficking also become involved in other offenses, much like other users."

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