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Chapter 16 slides - Controversial behavior Discrimination...

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Chapter 16 Controlling  the police
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Categories Police crime Violating existing criminal laws Police corruption Engaged in profit-motivated misconduct Abuse of authority Engaged in abusive behavior towards citizens
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Police misconduct Corruption Intentional misuse of police power Type of corrupt activities Meals & services Kickbacks Opportunistic theft Planned theft Shakedowns Protection Case fixing Private security
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Varieties of corruption Sherman’s organizational typology Rotten apples/rotten pockets Unorganized pervasive Organized pervasive Types of officers Meat eaters Grass eaters
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Controversial behavior
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Unformatted text preview: Controversial behavior Discrimination Issue is on what basis it exists Nature and extent unknown Substance abuse Often held to a higher standard Little data on extent of problem Brutality Unnecessary or excessive force Controlling misconduct Problems with controlling it External controls Placed on police by forces outside the agency Internal controls Exist within the agency Comparison External: Reactive, Lack confidence Internal: potential for dishonesty, lack confidence...
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