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Police Ethics / Edition 2

Police Ethics / Edition 2

by Douglas W. Perez, J. Alan MooreDouglas W. Perez
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POLICE ETHICS, 2nd Edition complements traditional police training by illustrating the importance of and techniques for employing ethics in law enforcement. Ethical clarity is especially critical for the police professional - perhaps uniquely so - because the ethical point of view determines the way "police competence" is understood. In addition to the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics, the book promotes an "ethic to live by" for officers, and applies various schools of ethical thought to practical examples in policing. The authors avoid dictating rules and labeling behaviors as inherently good or bad, instead providing the tools necessary for making intelligent, impartial decisions from a positive perspective. Expanded to include philosophical background, practical applications, and more examples of ethics in action, POLICE ETHICS, 2nd Edition is an ideal resource for officers in training and experienced professionals alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781111544515
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/01/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Perez teaches courses in criminal justice, focusing on the police, law and society, the drug war, and introductory courses. After serving as both a police and correctional officer, he began teaching at the college level on a dozen campuses around the nation. In addition to consulting for numerous police departments and the federal government, he has published Common Sense About Police Review and Police Ethics: A Matter of Character (with J. Alan Moore).

J. Alan Moore is a Professor of Philosophy teaching undergraduate philosophy and humanities courses at Lyndon State College, where his writing has centered on ethics with specific attention to the Holocaust and criminal justice. He has also taught history in Israel, and studied extensively in Germany. Dr. Moore received his Ph.D. from Tulane University following study at the University of Munich on a Fulbright Grant. Prior to graduate study, he was commissioned in the army at OCS and sent to Ranger School and Recondo School in Viet Nam, and served on a LRRP team.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments. Preface to the Second Edition. 1. Introduction. Part I: THE SETTING. 2. Police Professionalism. 3. The Nature of Police Work. 4. Why Be Ethical? Part II: ETHICAL FRAMEWORKS. 5. What is Character? 6. The Development of Character. 7. Ethical Formalism. 8. Utilitarianism. 9. An Ethic To Live By. 10. Judgment Calls. Part III: ON THE STREET. 11. Types of Police Misconduct. 12. The Causes of Police Deviance. 13. Practical Applications. Part IV: IMPLICATIONS. 14. The Law Enforcement Code of Ethics. 15. Being a Good Officer.

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