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

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Overview

Police Ethics: The Corruption of Noble Cause 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 is 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 at the individual and organizational levels. The material provides students of policing with a realistic understanding of the kinds of problems they will confront in the practice of police work.

  • Key terms supplement each chapter.
  • Provides students of policing with a realistic understanding of problems that arise in police work.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781437744552
  • Publisher: Anderson Publishing Company OH
  • Publication date: 9/21/2010
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 173,485
  • Product dimensions: 9.90 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

John P. Crank is a Professor in School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska, Omaha. He received his M.A. in Sociology from the University of Arizona, his M.P.A. from the University of Illinois, and his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Colorado. He has published in the area of police effectiveness, and in the areas of organizational culture and structure, focusing on the police and on parole and probation. He has also published on criminal justice theory and counter-terrorism and was the recipient of the Academy of Criminal Justice Science's Outstanding Book Award in 2004 for his book Imagining Justice (Anderson Publishing).
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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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