Enhancing Police Integrity by Carl B. Klockars

By Carl B. Klockars

How will we improve police integrity? The authors surveyed over 3000 cops from 30 U.S. police departments on how they might reply to commonplace eventualities the place integrity is challenged. They studied 3 police firms which scored hugely at the integrity scale: Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; and St. Petersburg, Florida. The authors finish that bettering police integrity is going way past culling out "bad apple" cops. Police directors should still specialise in 4 facets: organizational rulemaking; detecting, investigating and disciplining rule violations; circumscribing the casual "code of silence" that prohibits police from reporting the misconduct in their colleagues; and realizing the effect of public expectancies and service provider heritage.

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Case 5. A police officer discovers a burglary of a jewelry shop. The display cases are smashed and it is obvious that many items have been taken. While searching the shop, he takes a watch, worth about two days pay for that officer. He reports that the watch had been stolen during the burglary. Case 6. A police officer has a private arrangement with a local auto body shop to refer the owners of the cars damaged in the accidents to the shop. In exchange for each referral, he receives a payment of 5% of the repair bill from the shop owner.

A police officer has a private arrangement with a local auto body shop to refer the owners of the cars damaged in the accidents to the shop. In exchange for each referral, he receives a payment of 5% of the repair bill from the shop owner. Case 7. A police officer, who happens to be a very good auto mechanic, is scheduled to work during the coming holidays. A supervisor offers to give him these days off, if he agrees to tune-up his supervisor’s personal car. Evaluate the SUPERVISOR’S behavior. Case 8.

He also finds that the driver is a police officer. Instead of reporting this accident and offense he transports the driver to his home. Case 9. A police officer finds a bar on his beat which is still serving drinks a half hour past its legal closing time. Instead of reporting this violation, the police officer agrees to accept a couple of free drinks from the owner. Case 10. Two police officers on foot patrol surprise a man who is attempting to break into an automobile. The man flees. They chase him for about two blocks before apprehending him by tackling him and wrestling him to the ground.

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