Police Ethics: Matter Of Character by Douglas W. PerezPolice Ethics: Matter Of Character by Douglas W. Perez

Police Ethics: Matter Of Character

byDouglas W. Perez, J. Alan Moore, Rebecca Volk

Paperback | September 16, 2009

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Police officers make thousands of important, life-changing decisions everyday. In order to promote and ensure justice, these decisions must be fair and even-handed. Police officers cannot think or act as if they are free to define what is legal and what is illegal or to decide who is inherently good and who is inherently bad. They must act in an ethical manner. Yet, police officers are given a limited amount of training in police ethics. Often times, it consists solely of a list of do's and don'ts. This book was written to emphasize the importance of police ethics. The authors seek to treat police officers as the intelligent and knowledgeable people that they are, instead of discussing what to do and what not to do. This book discusses various schools of ethical thought in a way that works from the ground up, moving from a general understanding toward practical applications. Readers will gain a workable understanding of ethics that can be applied to the entire gamut of situations they encounter on the street every day.
Perez teaches courses in criminal justice, focusing on the police, law and society, the drug war, and introductory courses. After serving as both a police and correctional officer, he began teaching at the college level on a dozen campuses around the nation. In addition to consulting for numerous police departments and the federal gove...
Title:Police Ethics: Matter Of CharacterFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.44 inPublished:September 16, 2009Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176104410

ISBN - 13:9780176104412

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Table of Contents

Part One: The Setting Chapter 1: Policing and Ethics Chapter 2: Police Professionalism Today Chapter 3: Why Be Ethical? Part Two: Ethical Frameworks Chapter 4: Ethical Formalism Chapter 5: Utilitarianism Chapter 6: What is Character? Chapter 7: The Development of Character Chapter 8: An Ethic to Live By Part Three: Applications Chapter 9: Types of Police Misconduct Chapter 10: Corruption of Authority and Police Crime Chapter 11: Noble Cause Corruption Chapter 12: Ineptitude and Personal Misconduct Part Four: Implications Chapter 13: The Law Enforcement Code of Ethics Chapter 14: Making Ethical Decisions Bibliographical Essay