Example Of Noble Cause Corruption

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Our faith, publicly and personally, in the criminal justice system depends solely upon the knowledge that everyone is “playing by the rules.” Although many police departments have and are continuing to make collective efforts to operate within the rules, police corruption continues. With broad reporting, financial, and on-the-ground responsibilities of law enforcement, opportunities for abuse proliferate. Society has struggled with the corruption and misconduct of the police force since the very beginning. Both are abuses of police authority. Of the two, misconduct is the broadest category with three possible approaches: “procedural” what referring to police who violate their departments rules and regulations; “criminal” when referring to …show more content…
This can be described as, “illegal actions undertaken to achieve laudable ends” and can also be thought of as a contradiction to the initial definition of police corruption. Police who participate in noble cause misbehavior believe that their actions contribute to a greater good. The purpose of law enforcement is to ensure safe streets and communities. Officers engaging in this type of misguided thinking believe that it should be acceptable to violate laws and suspend the constitution to get the job done. They are putting themselves at risk; at risk of ruining/preventing themselves from having a good reputation, risking their job, and risking possible criminal charges. Example of noble cause corruption would be officers lying in the court room about an incident that happened in the streets in attempt to falsely convict a person (this may also be referred to as “testilying”), falsifying reports, and panting …show more content…
Reducing corruption will involve change on many fronts. Reforms to police culture, recruitment and training, management, external environment, and disciplinary actions. One of the reform ideas that is talked about most is to create personal and external oversight of the police at all times. An example of this would be body and dash cameras. This emphasizes the need to closely monitor police misbehavior. Since police reform depends mostly on external environment, it makes suggested solutions difficult to carry out. Where the international community is engaged and where reform is most needed, it cannot be undertaken. The recommendations have not considered the conditions of the countries who are coming out of conflict. Applicability is limited. The range of what must be changed is underestimated. Reform solutions may be found and can be looked for in other corners such as tradition institutions, cultural attitudes, and economic conditions. Police corruption seems to be a never ending issue. Answers are limited and require the understanding and effort of all. Our faith in the criminal justice system is based upon our knowledge that everyone in power is “playing by the rules,” not playing with the

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