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Internal Affairs
A discussion on the Internal Affairs department in law enforcement.
# 138413 | 7,500 words | 0 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Criminology (General)

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The paper asserts that it is important that the community the law enforcement agency is protecting believes that the welfare of its citizens is a greater priority than the privileges the profession of law enforcement allots the police officer. The paper goes on to discuss how any officer that is found to be guilty of wrongdoing will be disciplined in accordance to the gravity of their misconduct. The paper concludes with an understanding that internal affairs is more than just a disciplinary division of law enforcement; many times through internal affairs investigations, the extraordinary performance of a police officers surfaces. The paper clearly shows how internal affairs plays a vital role in the perception a community has of its police department.

From the Paper:

"Most of what Americans know about the Internal Affairs department in law enforcement comes from watching television or movies. American's view the police as a law enforcement agency that governs citizens not themselves--that is only half of the responsibility of a law enforcement agency. Internal affairs is a division of policing that is responsible for policing police officers. Not all local police departments have the funding or the manpower to have separate investigative Internal Affairs Units. It is unbelievable that over seventy-five percent of all police departments in the United States..."

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