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CJS 210 Week 6 Assignment Police Ethics and Deviance

CJS 210 Week 6 Assignment Police Ethics and Deviance -...

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Police Ethics and Deviance 1 Police Ethics and Deviance CJS/210 – Fundamentals of Policing Brandon Ashley 9/5/2010
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Police Ethics and Deviance 2 The definition of ethics is the practical, normative study of the rightness and wrongness of human conducts (Policing, 2005). In my own words, ethics means doing the right thing while having society’s well-being, individual rights and safety in mind. Ethics play a big role in today’s policing world. Many law enforcement agencies and departments are supporting and requiring training programs in ethics. The departments that have already begun this training have noticed a difference in each individual officer as well as help their department reach its full capability (Policing, 2005). Every person has ethics towards their family, friends and society. If these people are appointed to be police officers, they should apply those same positive standards/ethics to society. Identified below are the ethical standards in policing: United States Constitution “Organizational value systems or codes of ethics designed to educate and guide the behavior of those who work within the organization” (Policing, 2005) Bill of Rights Oath of Office- short version of code of ethics Law Enforcement Code of Ethics “Case law as determined by appellate courts and the U.S. Supreme Court” (Policing, 2005) Federal laws
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Police Ethics and Deviance 3 State Laws Codes of Criminal Procedure (Policing, 2005) In the paragraphs below is an oath that officers take (not exact in all states, but similar):
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