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Police Ethics (Revised Printing)

The Corruption of Noble Cause

Police Ethics (Revised Printing) by John P. Crank
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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.
  • Elsevier Science; September 2010
    368 pages; ISBN 9781437744569
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    Title: Police Ethics (Revised Printing)
    Author: John P. Crank; Michael A. Caldero