Corruption renders governments unable or unwilling to maximize the welfare of the public. It distorts agents' decisions and limits the contractual space available to agents and the government. Corruption can be broken down into two sections, internal and external corruption. Internal corruption is the illegal acts and agreements within a police department by more than one of the officers. External corruption is the illegal acts and agreements with the public by one or more officers in a department.
Police officials are abusing their power and authority through three types of misconduct known as malfeasance, misfeasance, and nonfeasance and these types are being overlooked by management personnel who rarely intervene even though they know what is happening. Misconduct is wrong because it violates rights and cause people to be wrongly accused of crimes or be found not guilty and set free when they are still an endangerment to other people. The public needs to be educating on what is happening in the police system in hopes that someone will speak out to protect citizens from being violated by police officers. The article Police Integrity: Rankings of Scenarios on the Klockars Scale by “Management Cops,” conveys that the different scenarios for each definition and the nature of police work make this corruption difficult to specifically define (Vito 153). Since it so challenging to correctly define, the three broad categories of malfeasance, misfeasance, and nonfeasance ... ... middle of paper ... ...e punishments.
Police officers are meant to be authoritative figures that can make the people feel safe and protected. The history of policing and establishment of polices departments in America reflect roles of police officers in fulfilling the defined and perceived the public need for law enforcement bodies that will look after keeping the peace and order in the communities. However, the temptations of time and circumstances have been always around and allowed permeation of corruption in police officers. From the beginning of the development of the American colonies, corruption... ... middle of paper ... ...ty, and loyalty to the department. Conclusion Police misconduct for personal gains for money, for promotion, and for any material exchange undeniably has become one of the most common stories that features police corruption.
In addition, social influence between police and civilian’s interaction also contributes to the cause of police brutality. The social dynamic relationship between police officers and civilians need to be understood in order to limit police brutality. Overall, police officers are supposed to symbolize protection and the use of power to serve justice in a rightful manner. However, due to the many contributing factors of police brutality, the culture of police corruption is still a concurrent social problem that implicated injustice to our society. Police misconduct does not bring justice, but rather injustice to everyone, including the innocent of the public.
This may be difficult due to corruption within the criminal justice system. When police officers and administrator successfully operate within the law, the public feels safer. This is important to police systems, administration, and practices because in order to enforce the law, you must first abide by it. The deontological ethical systems relate to legality when it comes to police corruption and upholding the law. According to the deontological ethical systems, the nature of one’s action must be morally right, adhering to the rules of their position.
Police have to serve the public and are entrusted with an inherent amount of power. The line when that use of power becomes abuse of power is not always so easily defined. There are occasions where the evidence shows a clear abuse of power by the police. There are instances where the public opinion views a situation as excessive, however, the police are following acceptable practices and procedures. Comparing and Contrasting Police
Insisting on a higher level of excellence, training the leaders to lead and involving the public are resolutions to the ongoing battle against police corruption and abuse. The job of a police officer is a noble one, and should be given a great amount of respect. Most police officers do their job to the best of their abilities; however, it's the actions of a select few that alter some people's perceptions of a police officer. Police corruption violates the rights of citizens, and is a trend that must be stopped.
The illegality that necessarily denote corruption it is the purpose of the illegality that adds the substance to get out of corruption. The duties of an officer are to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property, to protect the innocent against deception, and etc. Viewing all three articles on corruption was very overwhelming because it’s hard for citizens to put their trust into officers who supposed to protect them but instead frame the innocent for their wrongful actions. The danger of corruption for police is that it may invent the former goals of the organization and may lead to the use of organizational power to encourage and create crime rather than to defer it. General police defiance can include brutality, discrimination, sexual harassment, intimidation, and illicit use of
Another part of discretion that can lead to corruption is the battle between internal and external goals for policing. Discretion is not the only thing that is very important, but also police work (Newburn & Webb, 1999). Other constant factors are “low managerial visibility, peer group secrecy, managerial secrecy, and association with police officers contact with lawbreaker” (Newburn & Webb, 1999, p.17). Another factor is low public visibility because the public does not a large amount of what police do. Status problems is a constant factor because police are stated to not be paid as much as the authority they have obtain.
Not only developing problem but also cause injustice and unequal in the population, for the people are exploited from the person who pays the bribes to not get the punishment. And the population also lack of trust to the bureaucratic over there is impurity in their public. Likewise, corruption creates the monopoly of power. The government demands to expand their power by do not to be directed competitive with other people. According to Shah (2011) stated that the poor countries are facing