Ethical Issues In Policing

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Ben-Porat, G. (2008). Policing multicultural states: Lessons from the Canadian model. Policing & Society, 18(4), 411-425. Ben-Porat focuses on the issues addressed in policing. The article expresses the importance on protecting and serving all civilians when it comes to communicating. It is noted that some civilians endure difficulties when addressing concerns to police officers. Enforcing discriminatory practices when a civilian endures a language barrier with the officer is what has resulted to prevent minority groups from receiving the services they need by police officers. In this study, research was conducted on a series of interviews from Canadian police officers. The issues at hand focus on police adaptation to a multicultural setting:…show more content…
In addition, disciplinary actions are also attempted to be implemented while reducing police corruption. Anti-corruption units have been designed in metropolitan police departments. However, these units have been seen to be reactive as opposed to proactive. Therefore, a proactive unit was constructed by the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department. Investigators in this unit are assigned to audit offices and officers to conduct spot firearm, ticket book, process adherence and other systems checks Faull (2008). This research study will help identify policy recommendations to reforming professional ethical behavior in law enforcement and determine if the policy recommendations in this study were successful or not. The Metropolitan Police Departments do not structure any guidelines for correcting corruption from colleague to colleague when being witnessed. The Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department is the only Metropolitan Police Department that runs a campaign addressing corruption. Therefore, the Metropolitan Police Departments will lack less resources in implementing policy…show more content…
Police officers in this study have been found to not arrest these individuals due to the amount of time it gets for the individual to comply with the police officer. Although some police officers have been trained for these particular scenarios when dealing with the mentally ill, not all officers come into contact with these individuals. Some police officers are seen to believe that it is a waste of time trying to arrest a mentally ill individual. The reason behind this is because most individuals who endure these issues, are almost always released from jail and are sent to mental health
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