Law enforcement officers are expected to live up to the highest professional and personal standards of life. With every passing day and just like all people; the faith, honor and integrity of a law enforcement official will be tested. Law enforcement officials are tempted with and can easily succumb to deviant activity. While it is the officer's role to live above the law, it is the administration's role to intervene and provide assistance to those show signs of deviancy, depression, or aggression.
"[E]thics can be defined as the practical, normative study of the rightness and wrongness of human conduct." (Dempsey, 2010) Ethics, integrity, and values go hand in hand for the law enforcement official. A police officer is expected to live above the law, well after their shift has ended. When a law enforcement officer clocks out for the night, they are expected to go home and live up to the same code of ethics they follow while in uniform and on the clock. An officer of the law takes an oath, the officer vows to "keep my private life unsullied as an example to all; maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn or ridicule; develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others." (International Association of Chiefs of Police, 1950) Living above the law can be very hard for law enforcement officials.
[...] Cooping is the final type of police misconduct. Cooping is sleeping or resting while on duty. Police misconduct comes with a price; the loss of the officer's integrity. Police Brutality Police brutality is nothing new to the force. Police brutality includes, but is not limited to any use of profane language by a police officer, the threat or use physical force or unreasonable death used or caused by officers to detain an accused criminal. Police officials have been using what is referred to as excessive force or unreasonable force since the early 1900s. [...]
[...] References Dempsey, John (2010). Introduction to Private Security. Retrieved on February from http://books.google.com/books?id=S3rFr5gWKQUC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage &q&f=false. International Association of Chiefs of Police, The. (1950). Law Enforcement Code of Ethics. Retrieved February from http://www.sulross.edu/pages/3207.asp. O'Malley, Timothy J.(1997). Managing for Ethics: A Mandate for Administrators. Retrieved February from http://www.fbi.gov/publications/leb/1997/apr975.htm. [...]
[...] May 2013 - “Identity theft and technology” With advancements in technology criminals are finding it much easier to reproduce documents and steal identities. This class will explain what ID crimes entail and will show the trend of identity theft. Officers will also learn how to prevent it from happening to them before it is too late. June 2013 - “Home invasions” This class will discuss investigations involving home invasions and what neighborhoods are most vulnerable. Officers will learn about investigative success and a pro-active approach to prevention. [...]
[...] Other forms of a police officer's abuse of authority may include any attempt or success in corrupting the system of policing. Police deception is the following form of police misconduct. Police deception is the act of lying while on the stand in court. There can be numerous reasons for police deception to occur. One reason may be planting evidence to assure the accused criminal receives a sentence the officer deems fit. Another reason could be that the officer disobeyed the regulations set by the legal search and seizure standards. Police deception is a violation of the public's trust. [...]
[...] Ethics in criminal justice administration analysis Ethics in Criminal Justice Administration Law enforcement officers are expected to live up to the highest professional and personal standards of life. With every passing day and just like all people; the faith, honor and integrity of a law enforcement official will be tested. Law enforcement officials are tempted with and can easily succumb to deviant activity. While it is the officer's role to live above the law, it is the administration's role to intervene and provide assistance to those show signs of deviancy, depression, or aggression. [...]
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