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Character and cops : ethics in policing

Author: Edwin J Delattre
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : AEI Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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Since the first edition was published in 1989, Character and Cops has been considered the bible of police ethics training. The book is a comprehensive guide to the ethical challenges faced daily by police officers, especially in times of heightened security. The updated sixth edition features a new foreword by David Bores, a retired lieutenant colonel in the United States military police, and a new chapter titled  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Delattre, Edwin J.
Character and cops.
Washington, D.C. : AEI Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2011017712
(OCoLC)722451342
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin J Delattre
ISBN: 9780844772264 0844772267 1283213893 9781283213899 9786613213891 6613213896 0844772259 9780844772257
OCLC Number: 750183081
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 598 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
Excellence of character --
The mission of police --
The public trust and probity --
Discretion --
Public corruption for profit --
Authority and reform in controlling corruption --
Leadership and the character of a department --
Illegal narcotics : moral issues and public policy --
The fundamentals of character and training --
Deliberation and moral problems in training --
Tragedy and "noble cause" corruption --
Death and bereavement, deadly force and guilt --
Taking our lives seriously --
Fatalism, microcosms, and therapeutic reductions --
Ethical ideals, youth violence, and gang enforcement --
Police, the O.J. Simpson trial, and race --
The spirit of public service and individual conscience --
Ethics in the future of policing --
Terrorism and policing --
Ethics in action : case studies of professional excellence in policing --
From war veterans to peace officers --
Appendix A: A guide to the further study of ethics in policing --
Appendix B: Internal affairs and integrity.
Responsibility: Edwin J. Delattre.

Abstract:

Since the first edition was published in 1989, Character and Cops has been considered the bible of police ethics training. The book is a comprehensive guide to the ethical challenges faced daily by police officers, especially in times of heightened security. The updated sixth edition features a new foreword by David Bores, a retired lieutenant colonel in the United States military police, and a new chapter titled 'From War Veterans to Peace Officers, ' which explores policies for incorporating soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan into the domestic police force.

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Dr. Delattre's book is the gold standard text on police integrity and ethics. Both applicants and seasoned veterans alike should read and apply the many lessons in this book. Rookies will gain wisdom Read more...

 
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