Essay about Corruption Comes Home
Domestic Violence and Abuse by Law Enforcement
Taren A. Lalli
March 6, 2015
Corruption Comes Home: Domestic Violence and Abuse by Law Enforcement At the beginning of my research and initial framing of this paper, I proposed to write about the drug system within American prisons across the scope of the nation. It wasn’t until a, somewhat recent, article came across my computer screen about a Honolulu officer being investigated after allegedly beating up his girlfriend that changed my mind completely (Blaine, 2014).
Many of the qualities valued in on-duty, or even off-duty, police officers can make them dangerous domestic violence offenders. Domestic violence is a multifaceted …show more content…
The extent of domestic violence by law enforcement officers is still unknown, though researchers have conducted studies to explore its extent. Due to the fact that police officers hold a special place in society, it is assumed that they will always obey all laws and regulations. Therefore, some people may expect the prevalence rate of domestic violence by law enforcement officers to be lower than that of the general population. It is not known whether police officers have a higher or lower rate of domestic