Police Ethics: The Corruption of Noble Cause / Edition 3 by John P. Crank | 9781593456108 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Police Ethics: The Corruption of Noble Cause / Edition 3

Police Ethics: The Corruption of Noble Cause / Edition 3

by John P. Crank
     
 

ISBN-10: 1593456107

ISBN-13: 9781593456108

Pub. Date: 01/01/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book provides an examination of noble cause, how it emerges as a fundamental principle of police ethics and how it can provide the basis for corruption. The noble cause — a commitment to "doing something about bad people" — is a central "ends-based" police ethic that can be corrupted when officers violate the law on behalf of

Overview

This book provides an examination of noble cause, how it emerges as a fundamental principle of police ethics and how it can provide the basis for corruption. The noble cause — a commitment to "doing something about bad people" — is a central "ends-based" police ethic that can be corrupted when officers violate the law on behalf of personally held moral values. This book is about the power that police use to do their work and how it can corrupt police at the individual and organizational levels. It provides students of policing with a realistic understanding of the kinds of problems they will confront in the practice of police work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593456108
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: Value-Based Decisionmaking and the Ethics of Noble Cause 1. Value-Based Decisionmaking: Understanding the Noble Cause 2. Values, Hiring, and Early Organizational Experiences 3. Values and Administrative Dilemmas 4. The Social Psychology of Cops’ Values Part 2: Noble-Cause Corruption 5. From Economic to Noble-Cause Corruption 6. Stress, Organizational Accountability, and the Noble Cause 7. Ethics and the Means-Ends Dilemma 8. Police Culture, Ends-Orientation, and Noble-Cause Corruption Part 3: Ethics and Police in a Time of Change 9. Policing Citizens, Policing Communities: Toward an Ethic of Negotiated Order 10. The Stakes 11. Recommendations

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