Ethics & Professionalism

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  1. Define: Ethics
    The moral actions, conduct, motives, and character of an individual.
  2. Unethical behavior can lead to:
    • Loss of public trust
    • Basis of legal actions against police
    • Detrimental to career
    • Humiliation/degradation
  3. Source of ethics in law enforcement:
    • Declaration of Independence
    • Constitution of the United States
  4. Integrity
    • Reasonably coherent, stable core values
    • Principles reflected through actions & speech
    • Will do the right thing even when no one else is looking
  5. Noble Cause Corruption:
    Mindset or subculture that fosters a belief that the end justifies the means
  6. 4 factors which most likely contribute to unethical behavior:
    • Anger
    • Lust
    • Greed
    • Peer Pressure
  7. 9 responsibilities of peace officers:
    • Responsibility to self
    • Responsibility to family
    • Responsibility to community
    • Responsibility to professional
    • Responsibility to treat everyone professionally
    • Never be cynical
    • Never use excessive force
    • Never accept gratutites
    • Never commit perjury
  8. Define: Bribery (ORC 2921.02)
    The offering, giving, receiving, or soliciting of somthing of value for the purpose of inflencing the action of an official in the discharge of his/her public or legal duties
  9. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nautre constitute sexual harrassment when:
    • Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of emmployment
    • Submission to or regjection of such conduct is used as the basis for employment decisions
    • Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an indiviudal's work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment
  10. A sexual harrassment victim may be entitled to:
    • Hiring
    • Promotion
    • Reinstatement
    • Back pay
    • Compensation
  11. 2 Kinds of Sexual Harrassment:
    • Quid pro quo - "this for that"
    • Hostile environment
  12. Code of Ethics Purpose:
    To identify expected behavior
  13. Code of Ethics:
    • Sets standards of behavior
    • Usually adopted by practitioners or an occupation/profession
  14. Define: Community Policing
    A practical, effective way of policing that helps law enforcement and community partners work together to identify crime and its related problems, then develop ways to resolve and prevent crime and disorder from occuring
  15. 10 Principles of Community Policing:
    • Change
    • Commitment
    • Enforcement
    • Futuristic
    • Grass Roots
    • Personalized
    • Philosophy
    • Proactive
    • Special Needs
    • Trust
  16. 3 Essential Elements of Community Policing:
    • Partnerships
    • Empowerment
    • Problem Solving
  17. 4 Steps of Solving:
    • Scanning
    • Analysis
    • Response
    • Assessment
  18. Community Policing Initiatives:
    • Neighborhood watch programs
    • Citizen police academies
  19. Define: Crime
    Any act or omission done in violation of the law
  20. Define: Misdemeanor
    • Less serious crime
    • Generally punishable by less than 6 months in a county jail or local detention center
  21. 5 Elements of a Crime:
    • Actus Reus - "Guilty Act"
    • Harm
    • Causation
    • Mens Rea - "Guilty Mind"
    • Concurrence - guilty mind and guilty act at the same time
  22. Culpable Mental States:
    • Purposely
    • Knowingly
    • Recklessly
    • Negligently
  23. Define: Recklessly
    With heedless indefference of consequences and disregarding own risk tht conduct will cause a certain result
  24. Define: Negligently
    • Substantial lapse from due care
    • Fail to perceive or avoid a risk that the conduct will cause a certain result
  25. Define: Jurisdiction
    A governement's central power to exercise authority over all persons and things within its territory
  26. Define: Venue
    The particular county or geographical area in which a court with jurisdiction may hear and determine a case, and in the territory of which the offense or anhy element of the offense was commited
  27. Define: Burden of Proof
    The duty of proving facts disputed during trial
  28. Define: Statutory Law
    The body of law derived from statutes rather than from constitution or judicial decisions
  29. Define: Case Law
    The law found in the collecgtion of reported cases that form all or part of the body of law within a given jurisdiction
  30. Define: Force
    Any violation, compulsion, or constraint physically exerted by any means on or against a person or thing
  31. Define: Deadly Force
    Any force which carries a substantial risk that it will proximately result in the death of any person
  32. Define: Physical Harm to Persons
    Any injury, illness, or other physiological impairment, regardless of its gravity or duration
  33. Define: Physical Harm to Property
    Any tangible or intangible damage to property that, in any degree, results in loss to its value or interferes with its use or enjoyment
  34. Define: Serious Physical Harm to Persons
    • Any mental illness or condition of such gravity as would normally require hospitalization or prolonged psychiatric treatment
    • Any physical harm that carries a substantial risk of death
    • Any physical harm that involves some permanent incapacity, whether partial or total, or that involves some temporary, substantial incapacity
    • Any physical harm that involves some permanent disfigurement or that involves some temporary, serious disfigurement
    • Any physical harm that involves acute pain of such duration as to result in substantial suffering or that involves any degree of prolonged or intractable pain
  35. Define: Serious Physical Harm to Property
    • Any physical harm to property that either:
    • - results in the substantial loss to the value of the property or requires a substantial amount of effort or money to repair or replace
    • - temporarily prevents the use or enjoyment of the property or substantially interferes with its use or enjoyment for an extended period of time
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Ethics & Professionalism
2012-03-11 21:25:14
Dayton OH Police Academy

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