Essay about Police Corruption And The Police

1965 Words Dec 3rd, 2016 8 Pages
The one specific type of unethical police behavior that I believe that should be more examined is police corruption. “Police corruption is a form of police misconduct in which law enforcement officers break their social contract and abuse their power for personal or department gain.” I have chosen this topic because there are some many types of police corruption and ways to become a corrupted police officer. Some types of police corruption are accepting bribes, selective enforcement, framing, theft and burglary, withholding evidence, and etc. So many types of ways for corruption make it easy to fall a victim to becoming one. Falling victim to police corruption could be difficult or easy depending on your ethics and moral values. It is hard to recover data about corrupt police officers unless they have proven otherwise that they are corrupt. If the police officers give you no reason for you to have suspicion that they are corrupt you wouldn’t know. Police officers misuse their authority for their own personal gain. Police corruption have been going on since the start of policing and it is always a good time to make a correction. It doesn’t take much for a police officer to become a corrupt cop. It literally can be as simple as taking as much as five dollars from a drug dealer house on a raid. That theory is known as slippery slope. You receive free coffee is another way to corruption. Just to clarify just because you take the free coffee doesn’t mean that you will become…

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