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are essential ingredients in police professionalism and have, as guiding principles been incorporated into the IACP Police Code of Conduct (3)
- Answerability &
Occurs when groups make a faulty decision because group pressure leads to a deterioration of “mental efficiency, reality testing, moral judgment”, (Irving Janis)
Ethical Decision Making - Believed to lead to honesty and integrity because that works best in the long run.
6 moral rights:
- Right of free consent
- Right to privacy
- Right of freedom of conscience
- Right of free speech
- Right to due process
- Right to life and safety
two classes of corrupt officers:
Grass Eaters - corrupt under pressure
MEAT EATERS - aggressively misuse their police powers for personal gain.
Can be broken down into three general categories:
Nonfeasance - fail to take action
Misfeasance Malfeasance - incorrect manner