Police Ethics The Corruption of Noble Cause

ISBN-10: 1437744559
ISBN-13: 9781437744552
Edition: 3rd 2010 (Revised)
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Book details

Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 10/12/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 364
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

This book provides an examination of noble cause, how it emerges as a fundamental principle of police ethics and how it can provide the basis for corruption. The noble cause - a commitment to "doing something about bad people" - is a central "ends-based" police ethic that can be corrupted when officers violate the law on behalf of personally held moral values. This book is about the power that police use to do their work and how it can corrupt police at the individual and organizational levels. It provides students of policing with a realistic understanding of the kinds of problems they will confront in the practice of police work. Key terms supplement each chapter. Provides students of policing with a realistic understanding of problems that arise in police work.

Introduction
Prologue
Value-Based Decisionmaking and the Ethics of Noble Cause
Value-Based Decisionmaking: Understanding the Ethics of Noble Cause
Values, Hiring, and Early Organizational Experiences
Values and Administrative Dilemmas
The Social Psychology of Cops' Values
Noble-Cause Corruption
From Economic to Noble-Cause Corruption
Stress, Organizational Accountability, and the Noble Cause
Ethics and the Means-Ends Dilemma
Police Culture, Ends-Orientation, and Noble-Cause Corruption
Ethics and Police in a Time of Change
Policing Citizens, Policing Communities: Toward an Ethic of Negotiated Order
The Stakes
Recommendations
Conclusion: The Noble Cause
Bibliography
Name Index
Subject Index

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