Police Ethics

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Police Ethics is a practical introduction to ethical issues affecting police officers of all ranks. The authors avoid the abstract philosophical analysis found in other books on police ethics. Rather, they use the stark, sometimes shocking reality of real-life policing situations as the basis for detailed discussions of ethical issues. These situations are drawn from Australia, USA, the UK and South Africa and range from everyday policing incidents to public events which attracted widespread media attention. ...
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Police Ethics is a practical introduction to ethical issues affecting police officers of all ranks. The authors avoid the abstract philosophical analysis found in other books on police ethics. Rather, they use the stark, sometimes shocking reality of real-life policing situations as the basis for detailed discussions of ethical issues. These situations are drawn from Australia, USA, the UK and South Africa and range from everyday policing incidents to public events which attracted widespread media attention. Police Ethics is essential reading for all police officers, recruits, students and anyone interested in police work.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781864483086
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited
  • Publication date: 6/1/1997
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Seumas Miller is a professor of philosophy at Charles Sturt University and The Australian National University and the director of the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, an Australian Research Council–funded Special Research Centre. He is this author of Corruption and Anti-Corruption and Violence and Police Culture. John Blackler is a police consultant and a research associate of the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at Melbourne University. Andrew Alexandra is senior research fellow in the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at Melbourne University.
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Table of Contents

1 Applied ethics 1
2 The ethical dimension of police work 14
3 Theories of policing 29
4 Police authority 53
5 Police discretion 79
6 Coercive and deadly force 101
7 Corruption 124
8 Dirty Harry/dirty hands 146
9 The institution of the police : function, structure and culture 167
10 The profession of policing 194
11 The police and the policed 215
12 Ethical issues in investigation 243
13 Ethical issues in interrogation and custody 266
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