Character and Cops: Ethics in Policing / Edition 5

Character and Cops: Ethics in Policing / Edition 5

by Edwin J. Delattre
     
 

ISBN-10: 0844742171

ISBN-13: 9780844742175

Pub. Date: 10/25/2005

Publisher: Aei Press

From dark streets and hallways where criminals prey on their victims to the corridors of power where political agendas set policy, law enforcement officers face unrelenting demands on their courage and morality. In a dangerous world, are "Dirty Harry" tactics or "noble cause corruption" ever justified? What does it take to enforce the law and keep the peace honorably?…  See more details below

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From dark streets and hallways where criminals prey on their victims to the corridors of power where political agendas set policy, law enforcement officers face unrelenting demands on their courage and morality. In a dangerous world, are "Dirty Harry" tactics or "noble cause corruption" ever justified? What does it take to enforce the law and keep the peace honorably? In the expanded edition of Character and Cops, Edwin J. Delattre has added material on the Rodney King beating, gang-based violence, and the tragedy at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas. He also includes an appendix, with a guide for designing academy courses and programs in ethics and for using the book as an instructional tool. Character and Cops explores the ethical standards that govern police commands and individual officers in pursuit of their duties. More broadly, though, the book addresses questions of individual character, public trust, corruption, moral training, and ethics education as they apply to society at large.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780844742175
Publisher:
Aei Press
Publication date:
10/25/2005
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
550
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.04(h) x 1.65(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface to the Fourth Edition
Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgments
1Introduction1
2Excellence of Character6
3The Mission of Police16
4The Public Trust and Probity34
5Discretion44
6Public Corruption for Profit63
7Authority and Reform in Controlling Corruption84
8Leadership and the Character of a Department96
9Illegal Narcotics - Moral Issues and Public Policy118
10The Fundamentals of Character and Training132
11Deliberation and Moral Problems in Training151
12Tragedy and "Noble Cause" Corruption181
13Death and Bereavement, Deadly Force and Guilt205
14Taking Our Lives Seriously212
15Fatalism, Microcosms, and Therapeutic Reductions216
16Ethical Ideals, Youth Violence, and Gang Enforcement239
17Police, the O. J. Simpson Trial, and Race260
18The Spirit of Public Service and Individual Conscience287
19Ethics in the Future of Policing304
20Terrorism and Policing340
App. AA Guide to the Further Study of Ethics in Policing387
App. BInternal Affairs and Integrity393
Notes407
Index437
About the Author451

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