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Unformatted text preview: recommended. Strengths of standards and accreditation technique are by providing clear guidelines to officers about proper conduct the officers having better understanding of their limits. Weaknesses are the standards are not specific enough for situations such as stop-and-frisk actions, the handling of drunks, and the use of informants. Weaknesses for accreditation are it is voluntary and neither stands nor accreditation will not guarantee that an officer will engage in misconduct. Strength of civil liability suits are that since an officer or department can be sued for misconduct such as false arrest, brutality, and negligence since cities prefer not to pay the judgment awards so they enforce the standards and policies to minimize such actions. Weaknesses are that proper behavior by the police may be misinterpreted or it may make the police too cautious about executing their duties for fear that their action might result in a lawsuit....
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course ADM J 111 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '06 term at Penn State.
- Fall '06