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NCJ Number: 121661 Find in a Library
Title: Ethical Model for Law Enforcement Administrators (From Ethics in Criminal Justice, P 95-102, 1990, Frank Schmalleger, ed. -- See NCJ-121656)
Author(s): H W Metz
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: Wyndham Hall Press, Inc.
Bristol, IN 46507
Sale Source: Wyndham Hall Press, Inc.
52857 C.R. 21
Bristol, IN 46507
United States of America
Type: Guideline
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article deals with the ethical concerns of police administrators and officers in this post-Watergate age.
Abstract: Presently, moral dilemmas and decisions faced by local, State, and Federal law enforcement officers and the corresponding predilections and actions by top and middle managers go far beyond the "Rotten Apple Theory." Six actions police administrators could take in improving the ethical climate of their departments are: (1) establishing realistic goals and objectives; (2) providing ethical leadership from the top; (3) establishing formal (written) codes of ethics; (4) providing a whistle-blowing mechanism; (5) disciplining violators of ethical standards; and, (6) training all personnel in law enforcement ethics. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Police corruption
Index Term(s): On-duty offenses; Police command and control; Police management
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