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Ethics in Policing: Misconduct and Integrity

Author(s): Julie Raines, JD, Northern Kentucky University
  • ISBN-13: 9780763755300
  • Paperback    233 pages      © 2010
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Ethics in Policing: Misconduct and Integrity highlights the need for empirical research to explain why some officers commit unethical acts and what might prompt other officers to report such examples of misconduct.  This text offers an explanation of theories behind officer misconduct coupled with practical advice for law enforcement officials regarding how to foster ethical behavior while discouraging misconduct. 

Key Features:

  • Uses descriptive statistics and regression models to explore an officer’s willingness to report misconduct as it is influenced by attitudes, as well as the nature of police misconduct.
  • Explores relevant literature in administrative ethics, social deviance theory, organizational culture, and street-level bureaucrats to help students better understand what officers face in their day-to-day interactions with citizens.
  • A recurrent application of data from a National Institute of Justice study contains realistic scenarios of ethical issues.
  • Presents correlation, regression, and structural equation modeling to give the student and instructor an opportunity to discuss the difference between strength of relationships and predictability.

Features & Benefits

Uses a multi-disciplinary and applied case study approach.

Focuses on ethical behavior, rather than simply focusing on unethical behavior, for a broader perspective.

Chapter 1  Introduction to a Street-Level Bureaucrat: The Police Officer
Chapter 2  Police Attitudes, Behavior and Culture
Chapter 3  Deviant Behavior and Modeling Police Officer Misconduct
Chapter 4  Police Officer Ethics Training
Chapter 5  Measuring Attitudes Towards Police Misconduct
Chapter 6  Ethical Awareness
Chapter 7  Ethical Standards
Chapter 8  Ethical Action
Chapter 9  In Law Enforcement We Trust: Ethical Attitudes and Behaviors of Law Enforcement Officers and Supervisors (Reprint from Law Executive Forum)
Chapter 10  Law Enforcement Policy: Use of Force (Reprint from Law Executive Forum)
Chapter 11  Fostering Integrity in Police Agencies

Julie Raines, JD-Northern Kentucky University

Julie Raines is an Assistant Professor at Northern Kentucky .  Dr. Raines received her J.D. from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, where she was Senior Lead Article Editor for ComLaw Conspectus. She received her undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University. Dr. Raines worked for American Airlines for five years after graduation as an International Security Agent, a reservation agent, and finally a ticket counter agent in Washington, D.C. Upon graduation from law school, she was an Associate with Sandman & Strickland practicing a mixture of litigation and corporate law. She opened her own practice one year later specializing in entertainment law.

Dr. Raines’ dissertation topic addresses ethical awareness, standards and action of police officers in the United States. Currently, she has published three articles, which include The Gender Card v. The First Amendment, Dicta, Fall 1995 and The Fairness in Musical Licensing Act: The Tavern Bill Casts a Shadow, University of California, Hastings College of Law, Communications & Entertainment Law Journal, Fall, 1997, and Law Enforcement Policy: Use of Force, Law Enforcement Executive Forum, 5(4) 2005. She has also published a teaching supplement for a Cyberlaw text. Courses she has taught include Intro to American Government, Legal and Regulatory Environments, Communication Law and Ethics, and Intro to Criminal Law

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ISBN-13: 9780763755300

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