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    between a police department and the community is an ideal that has become very prominent in recent years. Cultivating trust between the two sides is not something that comes easily, and its something that can be broken in one negative interaction. For police to effectively and adequately do their job, the public must believe that they will police in a respectful and fair manner. The aim of this paper is to examine the detrimental actions taken by the police officers of the New York Police Department

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    been around for as long as the police have, is corruption. Police corruption has been defined as the abuse of police authority for personal gain ("Police Corruption and Misconduct." West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. 2008. The Gale Group 4 Dec. 2017) . Corruption can be as limited as one officer, or can be group of officers as well. There is the rotten apple theory, which attempts to explain police corruption and where it comes from. While all corruption fits under abuse of authority

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    Corruption in the justice system can take place at any time beginning with a criminal investigation or when a lawsuit is filed down to the courts decisions. Corruption often occurs at stages where the public cannot see it. Much of the corruption in the justice system is not easy to expose or prove (Pepys, 2003). Police corruption are actions that exploit their powers as low enforcement officers (Williams & Arrigo, 2012). Police corruption can and has caused much of the public to lose confidence

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    Police corruption has been an issue that has left a lasting blemish on communities and society. Police corruption usually derives a lack of respect officer(s) feel that either the city does not care about them or they are not paid enough for their duties. Throughout this essay I will give you a better understanding on the issue that is police corruption by using terminology from the book such as the “rotten apple theory”, “blue wall of silence” and “deviant subculture”. With corruption this affects

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    concerning police officers, police corruption has become a major topic. Police officers seem to be making more questionable and unethical decisions according to the media. With these questionable actions, the idea that police officers are corrupt has been a steadily growing opinion. I will be focusing this literature review on the history of police corruption, mostly in major cities/countries; the nature of police corruption; the ethics involved in law enforcement; causes for police corruption and finally

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    “It isn 't hard to explain the growth of corruption. Relative to other opportunities, legitimate or illegitimate, the financial temptations are enormous. Many police officers are demoralized by the scope of drug trafficking. No matter how diligent an officer may be eradication programs and millions of arrests have done little to stop drugs which are now

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    Police corruption and misconduct affects all of us because it is a major problem in the police department. Majority of the time police misconduct goes unnoticed because police officers keep their business private from society. According to Burns, “Police corruption includes the misuse of authority for an officer’s personal gain or for the personal gain of others” (Burns, 2013). Burns is trying to say that police corruption occurs when officers misuse their powers by over stepping their boundaries

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    is no reason to presume that police officers as individuals are any less fallible than other members of society. There is a natural human inclination for power that is maximized today by the materialistic society we live in that fuels greed and seduces those with authority into reaping the personal and financial benefits of evading the law. The art of corruption has existed in American society since the early days of policing to modern day. Corruption applied to a police force entails the robbing of

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    Police Corruption: A Perspective View Into the Definition, Cause, & Harm Randy Botelho BSLS Capstone, LS498-01 – Unit 9 Professor Odim December 17, 2011 Thesis Statement Corruption in law enforcement is not victimless and creates a negative perception of the United States legal system. Introduction There are few professions in the United States that are entrusted with protecting society’s safety and system of laws that have been established throughout the course of American

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    people’s safety first then yours and that no corruption what so ever is allowed and if ever seen to be reported immediately. However, those who “enforce” that rule the most tend to be the sectors with the most active police corrupted service. What exactly is police corruption you may ask? It is the misuse of power by the police for their own personal gain some examples of it can be bribery which is one of the least common believe it or not, most of police

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