Character and Cops Ethics in Policing

ISBN-10: 0844772259
ISBN-13: 9780844772257
Edition: 6th 2011
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Publication date: 7/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 450
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.310
Language: English

Foreword to the Sixth Edition
Foreword to the First Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Excellence of Character
First and Second Nature
Character and Police
The Morally Important and the Morally Problematic
The Mission Police
The Experiment in Ordered Liberty
Disorder and Injustice
Against Tyranny
Mission
Public Confidence
Codes of Ethics and Personal Character
The Public Trust and Probity
Private Trust
The Public Trust
Competence
Trustworthiness
Discretion
judgment and Rules
Respect for Limits
Policies and Laws
Force and Deadly Force
Anticipation and Planning
Public Corruption for Profit
Incorruptibility
Cynicism and Consolation
Higher Standards and Double Standards
Hypotheses about Corruption
Departmental Supervision
Gratuities and the Slippery Slope
Character and Free Will
Authority and Reform in Controlling Corruption
The Authority to Lead
Alliances
Conspiracies of Silence
Reform
Combating Mediocrity
Review and Advisory Boards
Leadership and the Character of a Department
Realistic Expectations
Burnout
Merit and Affirmative Action
Recruiting, Selection, and Promotion
Illegal Narcotics-Moral Issues and Public Policy
Morality and Public Policy
Arguments for Legalization of Narcotics
Arguments against Legalization
Analyzing the Arguments
Demand Reduction
Conclusion
The Fundamentals of Character and Training
Sex and Money
Realism and Idealism
Morality and Happiness
Moral Problems
Habits
Current Fashion in Ethics Education
"Value" Choices and "Ethical Dilemmas"
Individual and Departmental Character
Deliberation and Moral Problems-In training
Moral Deliberation
Identifying Genuine Moral Problems
Identifying Relevant Reasons for Decisions
The Fabric of a Life
Tragedy and "Noble Cause" Corruption
Ends and Means
Who Is to Say (What to Do)?
Trying to Have It Both Ways
Thinking It Through
Dirty Harry
"Noble Cause" Corruption
Excusable Wrongdoing
Deciding
Death and Bereavement, Deadly Force and Guilt
The Death of a Friend, Partner, or Loved One
Living Up to the Facts
Love
Dignity
The Bereavement of Others
Deadly Force
Guilt
Taking Our Lives Seriously
The Extra Mile
The Morality of Aspiration
Taking Our Lives Seriously
Fatalism, Microcosms, and Therapeutic Reductions
Fatalism and the Microcosm Argument
Rising above the Microcosm
More on Higher Standards and Double Standards
The Therapeutic Vision of Human Beings
The Americans with Disabilities Act
Therapy and Multicultural Sensitivity Training
Ethical Ideals, Youth Violence, and Gang Enforcement
A Sketch of the Ethically Ideal Institution
Youth Violence and Gang Enforcement
Gangs, Education, and the Heroism of Cowards
Unconditional Obligations
Police, the O. J. Simpson Trial, and Race
Individuality and Group Identity
The Lessons of the O. J. Simpson Trial for Police
Policing and Prejudice
Thinking about "Race"
Thinking about Human Beings
Conclusion
The Spirit of Public Service and Individual Conscience
Reciprocity and the Spirit of Service
Individual Conscience
Conscience and Police Assignments
Recruitment, Training, and Departmental Policy
Supervision and Leadership
Law and Policy
Policies That Aid Conscience
Conclusion
Ethics in the future of policing
Ethics and Rules
Narcissism and Childishness
Morality and Social Conditions
"Broken Windows" and Social Stigma
Social Stigma within Policing
Recruiting Problems
Essential Capacities
Character and Capacities
Terrorism and Policing
What Is a Terrorist?
Bargaining by Outrage
Suicide Bombers and Cowardice
Imagination, Horror, and History
Nothing Will Ever Be the Same?
Disagreement and Conflict within the United States
Disagreements within Law Enforcement
Terrorism and the Police Mission
Racial Profiling and the Public Trust
Integrity and Professionalism: John.P O'Neill
Conclusion
Ethics in Action: Case Studies of Professional Excellence in Policing Excellence in Policing
In Pursuit of Truth: Investigating Mass Murder at Columbine
Ethics Restored: Reform in the Los Angeles Police Department
Competence and Cooperation: Combating Gangs in Fairfax County, Virginia
Regaining Public Trust: Corruption and Reform in the Greece, New York, Police Department
Ethics and Professionalism in a Post-9/11 World
Conclusion
From War Veterans to Peace Officers
The Challenge
Training and Retraining Provisions
Building Mutual Trust
A Sketch of the Ideal Military-Support Team
Unintended Consequences
Conclusion
A Guide to the Further Study of Ethics in Policing
Internal Affairs and Integrity
Notes
Index
About the Author

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