The Ethics of Policing / Edition 1

The Ethics of Policing / Edition 1

by John Kleinig
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521484332

ISBN-13: 9780521484336

Pub. Date: 12/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is the most systematic, comprehensive and philosophically sophisticated discussion of police ethics yet published. It offers an in-depth analysis of the ethical values that police, as servants of the community, should uphold as they go about their task. The book considers the foundations and purpose of police authority in broad terms but also tackles

Overview

This book is the most systematic, comprehensive and philosophically sophisticated discussion of police ethics yet published. It offers an in-depth analysis of the ethical values that police, as servants of the community, should uphold as they go about their task. The book considers the foundations and purpose of police authority in broad terms but also tackles specific problems such as accountability, the use of force, deceptive stratagems used to gain information or trap the criminally intentioned, corruption, and the tension between personal values and communal concerns.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521484336
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Public Policy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
348
Sales rank:
1,125,985
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Professional Ethics: 1. Introduction; 2. Moral foundations of policing; 3. Professionalism, the police role and occupational ethics; Part II. Personal Ethics: 4. Institutional culture and individual character; 5. Police discretion; 6. The use of force; 7. The use of deception; 8. Entrapment; 9. Gratuities and corruption; 10. Public roles and private lives; Part III. Organizational Ethics: 11. Authority and accountability; 12. Ethics and codes of ethics; 13. Ethical challenges for police management.

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