Police ethics

Lauchs, Mark A. (2012) Police ethics. In Bowden, P. (Ed.) Applied Ethics : Strengthening Ethical Practices. Tilde University Press, Prahan, VIC, pp. 167-176.

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Police are an essential part of the justice system. They are the frontline actors in keeping the peace, social stability and cohesion. Thus good governance relies on honest policing. However, there will always be at least a small group of corrupt police officers, even though Australians are culturally averse to corruption (Khatri, Tsang, & Begley, 2006). There have been many cases where the allegations of police corruption have reached to the highest levels of a state police force (Blanch, 1982) and, in the case of the Fitzgerald Inquiry (Fitzgerald, 1989), ended in a commissioner being convicted of corruption.

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ID Code: 61960
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Police Ethics, Police Corruption
ISBN: 9780734611499
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200) > Police Administration Procedures and Practice (160205)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Crime & Justice Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Deposited On: 21 Aug 2013 22:16
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2013 21:26

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