Police Corruption

Police Corruption - Zak Murdock 10-24-06 Ethics can be...

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Zak Murdock 10-24-06 Ethics can be described in a number of different ways. Ethics, the dictionary definition, is the rules of conduct or moral principles of an individual and or of a particular group. In the criminal justice world, the particular group following their ethics would be the police force following police ethics. Police ethics are the special responsibilities to one must adhere to moral duty and obligation that are inherent in police work. Many people may have different morals, however when doing police work one must follow police ethics. When police ethics are not followed and one does not adhere to the specific morals set before them, police corruption occurs. Police corruption is simply defined as the abuse of police authority for organizational or personal gain. There are a number of different types of police corruption that range from minor offenses to more serious ones that strictly violate the law. Basically the lowest level of police corruption includes something as little as accepting gratuities where as the top level
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2010 for the course PHYSICS 213 taught by Professor Padamsee during the Spring '10 term at Cornell.

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Police Corruption - Zak Murdock 10-24-06 Ethics can be...

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