Corruption and Anti-Corruption in Policing—Philosophical and by Seumas Miller

By Seumas Miller

High degrees of police corruption were a power historic tendency in police companies during the international. whereas the overall sector of shock during this booklet is with police corruption and anti-corruption, the focal point is on convinced key philosophical and moral matters that come up for police enterprises confronting corruption. at the normative account proffered during this ebook the critical institutional goal of policing is the security of legally enshrined ethical rights and the primary institutional anti-corruption association is what's often called an integrity procedure. The latter contains oversight our bodies with investigative powers and inner affairs departments in addition to particular units akin to early caution signs, specialist reporting mechanisms and integrity exams. Key suggestions analysed within the ebook contain corruption, noble reason corruption and collective ethical accountability. the major moral matters analysed contain investigative independence, specialist reporting, covert operations and integrity tests.

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So controlling police corruption is a collective moral responsibility. Accordingly, the notion of collective moral responsibility is fundamental to the design of an integrity system for police organisations (see Chap. 4). It also follows that not only is loyalty to corrupt officers misplaced, it is an abrogation of duty. Collective responsibility entails selective loyalty—loyalty to police officers who do what is right, but not to those who do what is wrong. The loyalty of police officers is only warranted by those who embody the ideals of policing, and in particular by those who are not corrupt.

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