WK 6 ASSIGNMENT - 1 Police Ethics and Deviance Daniel King...

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2 The productivity of ones job could be contributed to the ethical standards that the person lives by. This is commonly known as work ethic. In police work, unethical standards and deviant behavior could ruin an officer’s life and the reputation of a police department. The acts of a police officer or agency could be misinterpreted by the media and community that may lose trust within the agency. According to the Meriam-Webster dictionary ethics is the discipline dealing with what is good and bad and with moral duty and obligation or a set of moral principles (Meriam-Webster 2010). Basically ethics is the concept of good and bad and right and wrong. Ethics is the moral principles instilled in a person that makes them act in situations. Ethical standards are commonly measured by the vote of the normal good. Ethical standards are usually established similar to state and federal laws. The ethical standards are established for the good of the people, and community, what the common community deems acceptable and unacceptable. When ethical standards are measured within police work, ethics are extremely important. A bad choice by an officer or employee within the law enforcement field can destroy the publics’ perception of the police department or the individual’s reputation by displaying unethical behavior. Losing the trust of the community can make the job of a police officer intolerable and could lead
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