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Running head: GATHERING RESEARCH DATA 1 Gathering Research Data AXIA College of the University of Phoenix Karen M. Overbey CJA 334 September 5, 2011 Jody Pennington
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GATHERING RESEARCH DATA 2 Abstract This paper will explain how the police feel about their job performance, and how the community sees their performance. This paper will explain the type of interview I feel is most appropriate for this research, advantages of qualitative research, and the need for informed consent and confidentiality during research. The research will also show the partnership between the officers and how far the officers may be willing to go to protect their fellow officers. The goal of this paper is to show why police officers may act unethical through corruption and explain about the subculture of police departments that may lead to this corruption.
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GATHERING RESEARCH DATA 3 Gathering Research Data Police officers are sworn to protect the community, arrest criminals, and deter crime. The responsibility they take when they become a police officer is tremendous. Not only are they responsible for their job performance, but they are responsible for their fellow officers and for the community they have sworn to protect and serve. When the police officers take the oath to serve and protect the community, it is assumed that they will act within the law when fulfilling this responsibility but there are times when officers may break the law in order to protect their fellow officers who are actively breaking the law. Police corruption exists when police officers illegally put their personal interests above those of the community they are sworn to serve and protect. Research has discovered new methods for testing police candidates for their
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This note was uploaded on 09/11/2011 for the course CRIMINAL J cis 334 taught by Professor Akmid during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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Gathering Research Data - Running head: GATHERING RESEARCH...

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