Police Ethics (Revised Printing): The Corruption of Noble Cause / Edition 3

Police Ethics (Revised Printing): The Corruption of Noble Cause / Edition 3

by Michael A. Caldero, John P. Crank
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1437744559

ISBN-13: 9781437744552

Pub. Date: 09/21/2010

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 personally held moral

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:
9781437744552
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/21/2010
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
350,573
Product dimensions:
9.90(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Prologue 13

Part 1 Value-Based Decisionmaking and the Ethics of Noble Cause 17

Chapter 1 Value-Based Decisionmaking: Understanding the Ethics of Noble Cause 21

Chapter 2 Values, Hiring, and Early Organizational Experiences 61

Chapter 3 Values and Administrative Dilemmas 83

Chapter 4 The Social Psychology of Cops' Values 103

Part 2 Noble-Cause Corruption 123

Chapter 5 From Economic to Noble-Cause Corruption 125

Chapter 6 Stress, Organizational Accountability, and the Noble Cause 149

Chapter 7 Ethics and the Means-Ends Dilemma 173

Chapter 8 Police Culture, Ends-Orientation, and Noble-Cause Corruption 201

Part 3 Ethics and Police in a Time of Change 237

Chapter 9 Policing Citizens, Policing Communities: Toward an Ethic of Negotiated Order 241

Chapter 10 The Stakes 273

Chapter 11 Recommendations 297

Chapter 12 Conclusion: The Noble Cause 321

Bibliography 327

Name Index 343

Subject Index 347

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