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Police Conflicts: Values, Crimes and Abuse of Authority

Described the conflict of values that many police officers face.
Described the types of police crimes that some officers succumb to.
Described the police's abuse of authority.
Explained why police officers are at risk for these three problems.
Discussed some of the strategies that the police can use to avoid these three problems.

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Described the conflict of values that many police officers face.

-- The conflict of values takes effect when the police officer has to arrest an individual for committing a crime, but the circumstances of the crime are against the police officer's values. For example, the police officer may have to arrest a homeless man for stealing food, yet the police officer knows that the man was stealing food from the grocery store because he was hungry or because he was trying to feed his homeless family. It's these types of situations where a police officer is forced to conflict with his or her personal values in order to carry out the requirements of their job.

Described the types of police crimes that some officers succumb to.

-- This is largely based on the structure of the jurisdiction where the police ...

Solution Summary

This solution explains the conflict of values many police officers face, the types of police crimes some fall prey to, and the most common types of police abuses of authority. This solution also discusses why police officers are at certain risks, and strategies police officers could use to avoid ethical and moral dilemmas. All topics listed are discussed in detail. Includes 3 references.

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