A Brief Note On Corruption Of Police Administration

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Corruption in Police Administration
Andrew Broyhill
University of Central Missouri
CJ 2101
November 17, 2015
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Corruption in Police Administration Police corruption is a problem that has and will always impact us all. It has always existed and has changed policing in several dramatic ways. However, one simple element of corruption has always been apparent. It’s never NOT happening. Unfortunately, police corruption is an on going problem that isn’t slowing down. In fact, in the past decade, with the rise in drug cartels entering the untied states, corruption with police and drug lords have sky rocketed within the DEA alone (Washington Post, 2003: p 4).

When looking into a police organization and try to find out why some officers are corrupt, you have to dig deep to find the root of the problem first and find out the origins of corruption. So why do officers become corrupt? Is it because of the money? Is it power? Is it because they feel like they have to because of fear? According the Francis McClafferty, MD, from The Corruption Process of a Law Enforcement Officer: A Paradigm of Occupational Stress and Deviancy, “Because of frustration with unfair departmental rules and regulation~ and a leadership without integrity, many law enforcement officers find a solution in corruption as a means of getting back at their department. Their frustration becomes an excuse to justify corruption in their own minds, with the ends justifying the means”.

So following that

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