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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
Summary:
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.

Abstract:

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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