Essay about Corruption

877 Words Sep 25th, 2014 4 Pages
Unethical Police Operations Paper
Jose Cuevas
CJA/214
March 9, 2013
Coby Webb

Unethical Police Operations Paper
As a police officer you have an ethical job in front of your community and a pact of trust within everyone but because of all the respect and importance a police has this can lead for police corruption. Police corruption is the act of involving the misuse of authority by a police officer as a manner designed to produce personal gain for himself or for others. The two key elements of corruption are the misuse of authority and personal gain. Corruption is only one form of misconduct or deviant behavior by police officers. Some officers will save lives because that’s their passion others will look at the beneficial and
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Including accepting or soliciting free or reduced or reduced rate meals at restaurants, food establishments, or free or reduced admission into theaters and sporting events. Any person the offers anything of value to an officer or employee as and incentive to influence the action of said employee, shall be brought immediately before a command officer for investigation of attempted bribery. The assurance that any law enforcement officer or employee can carry out his lawfully assigned duties in a fair and impartial manner is based completely on the premise that he is not under obligation to anyone.
Police corruption can be a very bad and crucial situation which causes a lot of problem and costs. Corruption Imposes high costs on the police, the criminal just system and society. A corrupt act by a police officer is a criminal act. Criminal activity by a police officer undermines the basic integrity of any law enforcement agency. Corruption protects other criminal activity. Corruption protected gambling syndicates which were the major source of income for organized crime. Police corruption undermines the effectiveness of the criminal justice system. Corruption encourages police lying as officers protect one another because lying to protect oneself or other officers can then spread to other areas of policing such as covering

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