Law Enforcement Ethics
Classic and Contemporary Issues
- Brian D. Fitch - California State University, Fullerton, USA, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Woodbury University
March 2013 | 488 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This unique collection of essays covers many of the important facets of law enforcement ethics, including the selection, training, and supervision of officers. Editor Brian D. Fitch brings together the works of a diverse task force with a vested interested in reducing officer misconduct—including law enforcement scholars, educators, and practitioners from a variety of disciplines—to present a comprehensive look at this critical subject that is gaining more attention in agencies and in the media today. The text covers topics on the roles of culture, environment, social learning, policy, and reward systems as they pertain to law enforcement ethics, as well as the ethics of force, interrogations, marginality, and racial profiling. This volume also covers several unique aspects of ethics, such as the role of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in misconduct (PTSD), cheating during law enforcement promotional practices, off-duty misconduct, and best practices in developing countries.
Chapter 1 - Law Enforcement: An Introduction
Ana M. Gamez and Gary G. Collins
Chapter 2 - Psychological Evaluations of Law Enforcement Applicants: The Search for Ethical Officers
Brian D. Fitch, Christine H. Jones, Luann P. Pannell
Chapter 3 - Rhetoric Versus Reality: Why Ethics Training Fails – And What Can Be Done To Fix It
Brian D. Fitch, Randy B. Means, Gregory Seidel
Chapter 4 - The Role of Supervision in Motivating and Maintaining a Culture of Ethics
Attilio R. Grandani
Chapter 5 - Ethics and Accountability: Policy and Oversight in the United Kingdom
Theron L. Bowman and Daniel T. Primozic
Chapter 6 - Police Misconduct: Weakness of the Will
Brian D. Fitch and Christine H. Jones
Chapter 7 - Bad Apple or Bad Barrel: Social Learning Theory as a Paradigm for Understanding Law Enforcement Misconduct
Aaron D. Conley and Bryon G. Gustafson
Chapter 8 - Ethics, Enforcement, and the Prospect of Professionalism
Paul T. Zipper and Tina Adams
Chapter 9 - The Psychology of Marginality
Amir Hamidi and Patrick M.Koga
Chapter 10- Psychological and Neurophysiological Correlates, Determinants, and Predictors of Misconduct in Law Enforcement Officers With Subclinical Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Kevin A. Elliott and Joycelyn M. Pollock
Chapter 11 - Ethics in Police Use of Force: Duty, Principle, and Morality
James L. Ruffin
Chapter 12 - Law Enforcement Interrogations: An Ethical Perspective
Chapter 13 - Law Enforcement Promotional Practices: The Ultimate Test of Ethics
Bernard E. Harcourt
Chapter 14 - Henry Louis Gates and Racial Profiling: What's the Problem?
Kelly W. Sunberg
Chapter 15 - Leading Within the Era of Superagencies: Recruiting, Educating, Inspiring, and Retaining the Post 9/11 Generation of Officers
Chapter 16 -Implementing Democratic Policing Reform: Challenges and Constraints in Developing Countries
Chapter 17 - The Tarnished Badge: The Effects of Off-duty Misconduct
Chapter 18 - Public Information in the Age of Youtube: Citizen Journalism and the Expanding Scope of Police Accountability
This book gives a really interesting take on law enforcement ethics, which was useful for several units, both for the tutor and the student.
Public Services , Central Bedfordshire College
June 3, 2016
I decided to go with a text that looks at ethics system wide.
Criminal Justice, Plymouth State University
June 16, 2015
Mostly USA but very interesting and can be used for UK comparative evidence.
Uniformed public services, Sheffield College
March 26, 2015
Very substantive topics; easy read; quality practical implications.
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Walden University
December 14, 2013