Ch. 7: The Police: Issues and Challenges Ethics and Corruption Issue 2: Police Ethics and Corruption Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper on police corruption, police misconduct, and police brutality. Include the following in your paper: Describe the extent of police corruption, misconduct, and brutality in the United States. Research two current cases within the last 10 years: one case on police corruption and misconduct and one case on police brutality. Describe the details of the cases. Explain the outcomes of the cases. Did you agree with the outcomes? Why or why not? Include information learned from the CJi Interactive activities in your paper. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Unethical Police Operations Name Institution of affiliation Date Unethical Police Operations The Police is any Body of persons or institutions charged with the maintenance of law and order in a given territory. The Police accrues its powers from the Sovereign in a Monarchy and in a democracy its powers come directly from the people. The government as the organ that exercises authority of the people, delegates its powers to the Police. The Police in many instances is the only body that has a legitimate mandate to utilize force. In many nations, the use of force is seen as a monopoly of the government. CITATION Dar11 l 1033 (Stephens, 2011) The government through the Police utilizes this mandate in instances where public safety is threatened or to restore the status quo. The instances within which the Police can use force are specified in the United States. These are however delegated to each individual states. This is important noting that the States are independent government. The Federal Government has no mandate to interfere in the running of State Police Department unless in instances where there is a contravention of Federal Law CITATION Dar11 l 1033 (Stephens, 2011). Police have in recent years been continuously accused of being unethical in the manner with which they conduct their duties. Police have argued that these are separate incidences and do not in essence denote the general attitude of the Police. This paper will concern itself wit...