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Character and cops : ethics in policing

Author: Edwin J Delattre
Publisher: Washington, DC : AEI Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
This book is a study of the nature and formation of the moral integrity and intellectual competence that make individuals and institutions worthy of the public trust.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Delattre, Edwin J.
Character and cops.
Washington, DC : AEI Press, 1996
Online version:
Delattre, Edwin J.
Character and cops.
Washington, DC : AEI Press, 1996
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin J Delattre
ISBN: 0844739731 9780844739731
OCLC Number: 35049597
Description: xxxii, 371 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword / Patrick V. Murphy --
Preface to the third edition --
Preface to the second edition --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
1. Excellence of character --
2. The mission of police --
3. The public trust and probity --
4. Discretion --
5. Public corruption for profit --
6. Authority and reform in controlling corruption --
7. Leadership and the character of a department --
8. Illegal narcotics-moral issues and public policy --
9. The fundamentals of character and training --
10. Deliberation and moral problems in training --
11. Tragedy and "noble cause" corruption --
12. Death and bereavement, deadly force and guilt --
13. Taking our lives seriously --
14. Fatalism, microcosms, and therapeutic reductions --
15. Ethical ideals, youth violence, and gang enforcement --
16. Police, the O.J. Simpson trial, and race --
17. The spirit of public service and individual conscience --
Appendix A.A guide to the further study of ethics in policing --
Appendix B. Internal affairs and integrity --
Notes --
Index --
About the author.
Responsibility: Edwin J. Delattre.


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