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The document is after the paper Document Analysis Report: Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials The Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials (Appendix 1) is a formal set of rules that govern the behavior of professional police officers. It is important that officers understand these documents thoroughly, which is why the code’s terms are carefully defined and come with ample explanation; the code must bring out what is implied in the instructions. The two main styles found in the document are clear instructions, followed by helpful definitions and guidance. The audience for these formal documents is mainly professional police officers. The style of the document is extremely formal. It uses legal terminology, such as “articles,” “declarations,” “minimum rules,” etc. The document also refers to a number of other national and international regulations and guidelines to support and set in context its claims. The rhetorical strategies used are a combination of logos and ethos. The code’s appeal to logos comes through its systematic and gradual establishment of a series of instructions. It gives reasons for its commands, but one has no opportunity to question or debate the main instructions. The ethos of authority is conveyed by the title, which notes that the code was “Adopted by General Assembly resolution 34/169 of 17 December 1979.” There is no named author, but a whole group that officially represents the nation and is one of the highest authorities of the land adopts it, which gives the text a lot of weight in the reader’s mind. The numbers and date signify that it is recorded in history and cannot be changed without returning to that original authority and giving it a different number and date. The headings serve to track the document’s origins and its place in the national legislature. The organization of the code is very clear, with bold type headings and bullet point explanations. Articles come first and provide an overview of the general issue. Commentary follows and is dependent upon the articles that precede. It gives more details or explains aspects of the main article. Every topic has its number or letter so that it can be quoted in full or in part in other documents. There is no narrative in this text, and this suggests that it is probably intended to be used predominantly as a reference text to verify what the law says regarding different issues or for training people in basic principles. It is written in the present tense, which again stresses its general appropriateness for all scenarios, past, present and future, rather than for any one situation. Document 1. Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials Adopted by General Assembly resolution 34/169 of 17 December 1979 Article 1
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Law enforcement officials shall at all times fulfill the duty imposed upon them by law, by serving the community and by protecting all persons against illegal acts, consistent with the high degree of responsibility required by their profession. Commentary :
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