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Tackling Police Corruption in the 21st century

Are the ethical forces behind police corruption the same as those involved in police abuses of force? Identify four components of public corruption within the criminal justice field and describe the strategies used to control this corruption.

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Police corruption emanates from a lack of morals and ethics just as any other criminal or unethical corruption. The difference with police corruption is that if top administrators engage in unethical behavior then ramifications for society are dire. This is because police exert inordinate amounts of power to literally take away the freedom of citizens. In addition, the right to use deadly force and excessive force to subdue suspects is a major concern in departments that allow or facilitate corruption.

Four components of police corruption are graft, ...

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Poilice corruption and the factors that contribute to corruption are discussed in this solution.