Week 11 DB What do you think are the top 2 types of police deviance.docx

Db 11 collapse the top two worst deviances of law

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DB 11 COLLAPSE The top two worst deviances of law enforcement to me would be Brutality and Perjury. I believe that Brutality should be on the top of this list because it happens to be the most reported on in the media. I think that some LEO are just bullies and they think they have every right to be able to put hands on people anytime they see fit. This is what has given LEO a bad reputation and a lot of people fear them even though the person may be innocent (which could be a reason people run when they see the police). The next deviance, Perjury, is also on my list because I feel like this behavior goes on under the radar and is rarely reported. LEO’s are supposed to be trained in truth-telling, or basically trained to report what they see. That is what makes this type of deviance so dangerous, for they must report “what they saw go down” and the higher up’s need to believe LEO so the criminal pays for their behavior. But LEO could “plant” evidence, steal evidence or just not report on ALL the facts to fit their personal agenda. In explaining which concept, I think motivates officers who engage in deviant behavior, I would say Selfishness. This is because LEO who engage in these negative behaviors are only looking out to satisfy their own needs. I believe this goes back to the notion of Utility, sometimes called consequentialism, because this ethical theory is based on the notion of hedonism, in which people are motivated by the pursuit of pleasure and avoidance of pain.
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  • Spring '18
  • KEVIN
  • perjury

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