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Police Corruption
A look at the issues concerning police misconduct and corruption.
# 111224 | 2,011 words | 10 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Jan 14, 2009 in Criminology (General)

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This paper examines the history of police corruption with mention of scandals such as Tammany Hall and looks at how today, in comparison, the police are a model of integrity and civil service commitment with police misconduct and corruption by far the exception rather than the rule. The paper also looks at the laws concerning police conduct and excessive force and examines and Miranda rights.

Excessive Force
Unlawful Tactics and Police Procedures

From the Paper:

"Contemporary police misconduct in the context of the UOF continuum and excessive force arises most often in relation to reactionary escalation of force rather than in connection with the intentional application of force as a means of so-called "street justice" administered by police officers in the manner that was common in previous eras of policing (Black 1971). Like widespread corruption of the speakeasy era of American law enforcement, street justice is no longer employed in American law enforcement, and specific exceptions that come to light are dealt with swiftly and appropriately, often resulting in official sanctions, dismissal, and criminal charges brought against officers who purposely misuse their authority in this manner."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Black, D.J. (1971) The Social Organization of Arrest. Stanford Law Review, Vol. 23, No. 6. (Jun., 1971), pp. 1087-1111.
  • Cloud, M. (1994) Emory Law Journal, The Dirty Little Secret. Retrieved April 25, 2008, at: http://www.soc.umn.edu/%7Esamaha/cases/cloud_dirty_secret.html
  • Conlon, E. (2004) Blue Blood. Riverhead, NY: Bantam
  • Foley, M. (2000) U.S. Department of Justice, Police Perjury: A Factorial Survey. Retrieved, April 25, 2008, at: http://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/181241.pdf
  • Hendrie, E. (1997) FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, The Inevitable Discovery Exception to the Exclusionary Rule. Retrieved April 25, 2008, at: http://www.fbi.gov/publications/leb/1997/sept697.htm

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