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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. Key terms supplement each chapter. Provides students of policing with a realistic understanding of problems that arise in police work.
Table of Contents
Value-Based Decisionmaking and the Ethics of Noble Cause
Value-Based Decisionmaking: Understanding the Noble Cause
Values, Hiring, and Early Organizational Experiences
Values and Administrative Dilemmas
The Social Psychology of Cops' Values
From Economic to Noble-Cause Corruption
Stress, Organizational Accountability, and the Noble Cause
Ethics and the Means-Ends Dilemma
Police Culture, Ends-Orientation, and Noble-Cause Corruption
Ethics and Police in a Time of Change
Policing Citizens, Policing Communities: Toward an Ethic of Negotiated Order
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