Police Corruption

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-12-01
  • Publisher: Greenhaven Pr
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The questionable activities of police have come under increased scrutiny in recent years. In this engaging anthology, police officers and commentators discuss police ethics and integrity, what factors contribute to police corruption, and whether corruption is rampant in the ranks.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 7
Overview: Ethics and Police Integrityp. 10
An Examination of Police Corruptionp. 18
Police Culture Encourages Corruptionp. 23
Police Are Pressured to Be Corruptp. 30
Police Corruption Is Fueled by the War on Drugsp. 33
Drug-Related Police Corruption Differs from Other Forms of Police Corruptionp. 38
Police Corruption Is Rampantp. 53
Police Routinely Lie in Court to Convict the Guiltyp. 57
Few Police Officers Are Corruptp. 60
Critics Exaggerate the Problem of Police Corruptionp. 63
Corrupt Police Officers Are Often Heroesp. 66
Federal Oversight of Police Departments Is Reducing Police Misconductp. 70
Corrupt Police Departments Are Difficult to Reformp. 75
The Public Must Protest Police Corruptionp. 79
Personality Tests Do Not Indicate the Potential for Corruptionp. 81
Organizations to Contactp. 86
Bibliographyp. 89
Indexp. 92
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