Police Corruption Case Study

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Chapter 8: What’s Next?? Police corruption isn’t a nuance of media induced concerns. Instead it is a major issue in police departments across the world. Police corruption is a major waste of resources, financial resources, creates a modern day mockery of law enforcement in general and undermines the foundations on which police/security is designed to employ. Why? Simply because law enforcement is the primary institution of social establishment. When that line is crossed, how can the foundation be rebuilt? It stops the establishment of the rule of law. The lessons about police corruption continue to break the basic building blocks of the nation. The many variations of police corruption undoubtedly effects perceptions of law as a legitimate…show more content…
A solid existence of sufficient numbers of personnel to maintain a level of public safety is also another measure to reduce corruption. Infrequency of staff in assigned areas reduces the levels of trust among officers and the general public. This existence can create a better trust among officers and less association between officer’s and the public they serve. An external impact on the reduction of police corruption can be stipulated by enforcement by state and federal law instead of an inter-agency beauacratic investigation. Also, encouraging policy makers and budget holders to increase the overall pay to reduce the likelihood of financial hardships reasons for…show more content…
It cannot be totally eliminated. As this blemish in society is ever-present. However, maintaining a level, consistent, and perhaps a more deeply imbedded analysis will brings the levels of corruption down. Prioritizing a selective process begins with leadership from the top. Lazy, inactive leadership does not count in running a department. Not knowing the names of all of the fellow officer’s creates an unsupportive atmosphere. If leadership is not readily visible from the top, how could society expect it to be any other way? It cannot be made from the bottom to the top. Clear and concise expectation of what is expected among officers in respective situations aligns departments on the same page. Imagine if only one department in every state changed to a reformed way that prevents police from becoming conformed to the blue culture? Change is made at a slow pace. However, change over time is a step in the right direction. More emphasis needs to be placed on departments getting their policies and procedures in line with all departments, instead of a multi-discipline

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