-CJS-210-Assignment-Police-Ethics-and-Deviance

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Police Ethics and Deviance CJS/210 Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you analyze the ethical and deviant behaviors in policing. Complete the following in your paper: Define ethics. Describe the nature of ethics and their role in policing. Identify the ethical standards in policing. Identify the following deviant behaviors and their effects: Police corruption, Police misconduct, Police brutality Sheena N. Long 5/8/2011
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Police Ethics and Deviance 2 Ethics are the moral values that are agreed upon by “normal” people. Every person's background is different, so their ethics will vary slightly. People have their moral values, and these define what is right and wrong for them. “According to James N. Gilbert, in his article “Investigative Ethics,” tell us that ethics can be defined as the practical, normative study of the
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Police Ethics and Deviance 3 rightness and wrongness of human conduct. He says that all human conduct can be viewed in the context of basic and applied ethical considerations. Basic ethics are the rather broad moral principles that govern all conduct, while applied ethics focuses these broad principles upon specific applications.” (Police Ethics and Police Deviance, 2008). For police officers, it is especially important that they be “on the same page” about the regulations, rules, and ethics that are important to their jobs. The value systems instilled by their organization can guide and educate police officers so that they make the right call when reacting to a broken law, or so that they know how to make a decision that was not covered in their training. Policing has a huge number of potential “gray areas,” and the decisions that officers make need to be both ethical and designed to make most people involved happy and feel fairly treated. A police officer's oath of office is when they promise to “protect and serve” the community as
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This note was uploaded on 05/22/2011 for the course CRJ 210 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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