Police Ethics: Matter Of Character

Paperback | September 16, 2009

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

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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.

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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...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.44 inPublished:September 16, 2009Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0176104410

ISBN - 13:9780176104412

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Table of Contents

Part One: The SettingChapter 1: Policing and EthicsChapter 2: Police Professionalism TodayChapter 3: Why Be Ethical?Part Two: Ethical FrameworksChapter 4: Ethical FormalismChapter 5: UtilitarianismChapter 6: What is Character?Chapter 7: The Development of CharacterChapter 8: An Ethic to Live ByPart Three: ApplicationsChapter 9: Types of Police MisconductChapter 10: Corruption of Authority and Police CrimeChapter 11: Noble Cause CorruptionChapter 12: Ineptitude and Personal MisconductPart Four: ImplicationsChapter 13: The Law Enforcement Code of EthicsChapter 14: Making Ethical DecisionsBibliographical Essay