Decision Point: Real-Life Ethical Dilemmas in Law Enforcement

Decision Point: Real-Life Ethical Dilemmas in Law Enforcement

by Jeffrey L. Green
     
 

Exploring the concepts of ethics, morality, and decision-making for the law enforcement community, Decision Point: Real-Life Ethical Dilemmas in Law Enforcement offers an inside look at the difficult challenges officers confront every day as they face ethical decisions that could drastically alter the course of their careers.

Through a series of

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Exploring the concepts of ethics, morality, and decision-making for the law enforcement community, Decision Point: Real-Life Ethical Dilemmas in Law Enforcement offers an inside look at the difficult challenges officers confront every day as they face ethical decisions that could drastically alter the course of their careers.

Through a series of real-life vignettes, the book reviews specific scenarios, the actual decisions that were made, and the consequences and implications of these decisions. Focusing on the critical thinking needed for making appropriate decisions, it retrospectively discusses considerations that were or should have been evaluated at the time. An engaging text ideal for classroom use, the book offers discussion questions at the end of each chapter that can be used as assignments, group breakout discussions, or professor-facilitated discussions.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
If you ever thought doing the right thing was easy, you haven't read this book. Our ability, our power to enforce laws and protect our communities, flows from the trust of those we serve. As Decision Point shows us, ethical decision-making is the foundation of this sacred trust."
—Frank Milstead, Chief of Police, Mesa, Arizona

"Each chapter brings to life the complex and often ambiguous world that confronts police officers. Regardless of culture or country, this is a must-read for the newest to the most seasoned officers. It is an essential resource for both police officers and those who teach police."
—Warwick Jones, Executive Director, Australian Institute of Police Management

"Offering real-life moral dilemmas that face law enforcement every day, Dr. Green has produced an invaluable text to help all of us—from the beat cop to the highest levels of command—better understand the importance of strong ethical practices in policing."
—Joe McGinn, Sheriff Delaware County, Pennsylvania

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781482214642
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/29/2013
Pages:
223
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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