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Character and cops : ethics in policing

Author: Edwin J Delattre
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : AEI Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
On September 11, 2001, the heroism of hundreds of police and law enforcement personnel involved in rescue operations at the World Trade Center exemplified the ideal of a good cop. These heroes stand in stark contrast to some of their colleagues who engage in misconduct and even crime. What makes a good cop versus a bad cop? In this new edition, the author addresses this question, which has particular relevance at a  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin J Delattre
ISBN: 0844741523 9780844741529 0844741531 9780844741536
OCLC Number: 48803898
Cast: 633119.
Description: xxxviii, 451 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword / Patrick V. Murphy --
Preface to the fourth edition --
Preface to the third edition --
Preface to the second edition --
Acknowledgments --
1. Introduction --
2. Excellence of character --
3. The mission of police --
4. The public trust and probity --
5. Discretion --
6. Public corruption for profit --
7. Authority and reform in controlling corruption --
8. Leadership and the character of a department --
9. Illegal narcotics : moral issues and public policy --
10. The fundamentals of character and training --
11. Deliberation and moral problems in training --
12. Tragedy and noble cause corruption --
13. Death and bereavement, deadly force and guilt --
14. Taking our lives seriously --
15. Fatalism, microcosms, and therapeutic reductions --
16. Ethical ideals, youth violence, and gang enforcement --
17. Police, the O.J. Simpson trial, and race --
18. The spirit of public service and individual conscience --
19. Ethics in the future of policing --
20. Terrorism and policing --
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.


This work covers the major police scandals and controversies of our time and uses them to explore the ethical standards that should govern police commands and individual officers.  Read more...


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