Militarized Police: Public Perception and Implications for Law Enforcement

The terrorist attacks perpetrated against the United States on 9/11 sent shock-waves through America’s communities. The threats to our way of life were no longer from abroad; they were right here among us. Those who sought to do us harm lived right next door, not in caves in faraway lands. Consequently, the criminal justice community … Continue reading Militarized Police: Public Perception and Implications for Law Enforcement

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Law Enforcement: Demanding a High Ethical Standard

Introduction Police officers lie; that is an established fact. However, it is important to establish when an officer who lies has damaged his credibility and when he is doing his job. The context of the “fibbing” will guide whether a police organization will sanction the officer involved or commend his resourcefulness. Lying can be “good … Continue reading Law Enforcement: Demanding a High Ethical Standard