Week 4 - Assignment - Law Enforcement Deviance

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Running head: LAW ENFORCEMENT DEVIANCE 1 Law Enforcement Deviance Ronda White ADJ 235 December 18, 2010 Axia College of University of Phoenix
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LAW ENFORCEMENT DEVIANCE 2 Law Enforcement Deviance The Rampart scandal almost seems surreal in American society mainly because of the size of the internal corruption and the high number of officers involved. However, if we took a trip back into the past, to the city of New York around the year 1850, what one would see is nothing but scandal and brutality at the highest level from politics to law enforcement. Some would argue that police corruption starts and spreads with basic scenarios; one is the meat-eaters who constitute a small percentage of all officers who pursue various situations to come out with financial gain. The others are the rotten apple theory where there are a few bad apples that weaseled into the police department without thorough screening and susceptible to corruption. With the last theory being the environmental perspective that suggests police corruption is the result of political corruption in cities. Two of the deviances that were addressed with the vast array of the total deviant charges are the beating of suspects and the planting of evidence. An officer or officers may beat a suspect for several reasons ranging from simple anger issues, to trying to obtain a confession from the suspect. In the city of Orange, New York, a man was picked up in connection with the shooting
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