Police Ethics

Police Ethics

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August 21, 2017

Police Ethics

Value Of Ethics


  • For this discussion, I choose the case of “Kalvin Michael Smith” to study ethics in the police. The role of ethics is important to a police officer, who must react rapidly to criminal action, settle on life and death decisions and get right lawful evidence. For example, without the legal and moral organization of rights, illuminating and a guilty party of his entitlement to a lawyer and telling him that anything he says can utilize against him, an assailant’s confession won’t hold up in court. It is unethical for a police officer to threaten assault and force an offender to confess his crime. A cop has a moral duty to make non-one-sided, nonprejudicial, important and reasonable careful decisions to ensure innocent people. Various ethical issues and predicament found in policing. Police officers do take part in unethical behavior which regularly begins from the standards of the authoritative culture. Although, the working in the realm of policing provides officers with the capacity to defend pardon and justify unethical behavior while keeping up an ethical self-view.

When a Police Officer abuses his power, it is called unethical police practices. “Police” offense is a broad term used to portray police disgrace and severity, which integrate violation of state and government laws, the infringement of a person’s established rights. Excessive power, false imprisons, and detainment, serious allegation, and wrongful passing are additionally used to characterize unethical police practices. There are many consequences for the police officers regarding the use of their power against resistive subjects.

There are mainly five charges a police officer can face for violating its ethics. First one is “Federal criminal charges” in which the fines can be as high as $250,000. Second is “state criminal charges” which are the separate state correctional codes that implement: assault, homicide, and so forth and punishment for these are a prison. “Federal civil charges” is the third consequences a police officer can compel to pay his adversary’s lawyer charges. So regardless of the possibility that the compensatory harms are moderately little, the legitimate expenses the offended party has brought about can be vast.

Next is “State civil charges” as in government court, the legal implications are financial. Be that as it may, not at all like in state courts, the jury pool will comprise of nearby nationals, so how the group sees a police officer will assume an extensive part by the way his activities seen. Juries are just human, and much of the time it relies upon how they consider and see their officers. Last is “Departmental charges” here, contingent upon how the organization works or potentially how union contract is set up, a police officer can be fined, suspended, downgraded or even let go for his activities in the city or the correctional facility. Charges will be that he abused at least one of his organizations rules, controls, strategies or methodology.