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NCJ Number: 39858 Find in a Library
Title: WORKING BASES FOR CORRUPTION - ORGANIZATIONAL AMBIGUITIES AND NARCOTICS LAW ENFORCEMENT
Author(s): P K MANNING; L J REDLINGER
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 40
Sponsoring Agency: Drug Abuse Council, Inc
Washington, DC 20036
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 74-NI-99-0029
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: IN AREAS OF POLICE WORK LIKE NARCOTIC LAW ENFORCEMENT, THE INFORMAL WORKING AGREEMENTS NECESSARY TO RESOLVE AMBIGUOUS SITUATIONS ACTUALLY ERODE AND CORRUPT THE LAW.
Abstract: UTILIZING A STRUCTURAL-ORGANIZATIONAL PERSPECTIVE, THE AUTHORS EXAMINE THE GENERAL IMPLICATIONS OF FORMAL RULE EROSION IN NARCOTIC LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND SPECIFICALLY FOCUS ON AMBIGUITIES AND PROBLEMS SURROUNDING THE ACTIVITY OF CASE-MAKING FOR NARCOTICS OFFICERS. ANALYSIS OF CASE-MAKING ACTIVITIES BY OFFICERS INDICATES THE MANNER IN WHICH FORMAL RULE EROSION IS ACCOMPLISHED AND WHY EROSION IS SEEN AS NECESSARY. IN ADDITION, ANALYSIS REVEALS HOW INFORMATION ABOUT INFORMAL WORKING RULES AND THEIR APPLICATION IS CONTROLLED AND 'SLIPS' AND 'ERRORS' HANDLED SO THAT SIGNIFICANT PUBLICS DO NOT BECOME KNOWLEDGEABLE OF THE DISCREPANCIES BETWEEN THE LAW AS STATUTE AND AS ACTION. FINALLY, ANALYSIS INDICATES HOW ALL TRADITIONALLY DEFINED AREAS OF CORRUPTION, BRIBE TAKING, USING AND SELLING DRUGS, REVOLVE AROUND, AND ARE CONDITIONED BY THE ACTIVITIES OF CASE-MAKING. THE IMPLICATIONS OF THIS PATTERN ARE DISCUSSED AS THEY RELATE TO THE REGULATION OF ECONOMIC MARKETS IN GENERAL. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)...MSP
Index Term(s): Bribery; Drug law enforcement; Drug laws; Police corruption
Note: PREPARED FOR PRESENTATION AT AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CRIMINOLOGY MEETINGS, TORONTO, CANADA, OCTOBER, 1975
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