Law Enforcement Ethics: Classic and Contemporary Issues

Law Enforcement Ethics: Classic and Contemporary Issues

By: Brian D. Fitch (editor)Paperback

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Law Enforcement Ethicsais an attempt to be at the forefront of engaging in the conversation about the future of law enforcement ethics, while examining many of the classic, enduring challenges posed by the profession itself. The conversation explores a host of foundational issues that include who should be hired as a law enforcement officer; what training should look like during the basic academy, as well as over the span of oneAEs career; common ethical challenges, such as force and interrogations; what an ethical promotional process should entail; international best practices and problems; psychology of marginality; role of the media in promoting accountability; and the roles played by social learning, sub-culture, organizational policies, and PTSD in misconduct. 1. Each of the bookAEs 18 chapters explores some major theoretical aspect of law enforcement ethics, while offering practical advice on what law enforcement agencies at the local, state, and federal level can do to create more ethical organizations.2. The contributing authors include not only academicians but clinical psychologists, professionals trainers, accreditation consultants, ethicists, medical professionals, and law enforcement supervisors and administrators representing a broad cross-section of agencies.3. Rather than relying on a single theoretical framework or discipline (e.g., sociology or criminology), the book takes an interdisciplinary look at the phenomenon of law enforcement ethics by offering contributions from authors in the fields of clinical psychology, medicine, criminology, criminal justice, law, ethics, organizational leadership, sociology, and public policy.4. Chapters begin with an opening vignetter or case study to help motivate the content to come.5. Chapters will conclude with summaries and 4-5 discussion questions.

About Author

Brian D. Fitch, PhD, is an adjunct professor of criminal justice at California State University, Fullerton. Dr. Fitch served for 34 years with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department before retiring as a lieutenant. He has worked assignments in field operations, narcotics, forgery and fraud, advanced officer training, professional development, custody, and correctional services. Dr. Fitch has trained more than 10,000 law enforcement officers throughout the United States, as well as internationally in Canada, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, in leadership, decision making, and communication skills. He has held positions at California State University-Long Beach, Southwestern University School of Law, Cerritos College, Riverside College, and East Los Angeles College. Dr. Fitch teaches in the leadership development programs sponsored by the Los Angeles Police Department, and Los Angeles Fire Department. Dr. Fitch has published two prior books with Sage, Law Enforcement Ethics: Classic and Contemporary Issues (2013) and Law Enforcement Interpersonal Communication and Conflict Management: The IMPACT Model. Dr. Fitch lives in Orange County, California, with his wife, Monica.


Chapter 1 - Law Enforcement: An Introduction - J.J. Klaver Chapter 2 - Psychological Evaluations of Law Enforcement Applicants: The Search for Ethical Officers - Ana M. Gamez and Gary G. Collins Chapter 3 - Rhetoric Versus Reality: Why Ethics Training Fails - And What Can Be Done To Fix It - Brian D. Fitch, Christine H. Jones, Luann P. Pannell Chapter 4 - The Role of Supervision in Motivating and Maintaining a Culture of Ethics - Brian D. Fitch, Randy B. Means, Gregory Seidel Chapter 5 - Ethics and Accountability: Policy and Oversight in the United Kingdom - Attilio R. Grandani Chapter 6 - Police Misconduct: Weakness of the Will - Theron L. Bowman and Daniel T. Primozic Chapter 7 - Bad Apple or Bad Barrel: Social Learning Theory as a Paradigm for Understanding Law Enforcement Misconduct - Brian D. Fitch and Christine H. Jones Chapter 8 - Ethics, Enforcement, and the Prospect of Professionalism - Aaron D. Conley and Bryon G. Gustafson Chapter 9 - The Psychology of Marginality - Paul T. Zipper and Tina Adams Chapter 10- Psychological and Neurophysiological Correlates, Determinants, and Predictors of Misconduct in Law Enforcement Officers With Subclinical Posttraumatic Stress Disorder - Amir Hamidi and Patrick M.Koga Chapter 11 - Ethics in Police Use of Force: Duty, Principle, and Morality - Kevin A. Elliott and Joycelyn M. Pollock Chapter 12 - Law Enforcement Interrogations: An Ethical Perspective - James L. Ruffin Chapter 13 - Law Enforcement Promotional Practices: The Ultimate Test of Ethics - Alexandro Villamueva Chapter 14 - Henry Louis Gates and Racial Profiling: What's the Problem? - Bernard E. Harcourt Chapter 15 - Leading Within the Era of Superagencies: Recruiting, Educating, Inspiring, and Retaining the Post 9/11 Generation of Officers - Kelly W. Sunberg Chapter 16 -Implementing Democratic Policing Reform: Challenges and Constraints in Developing Countries - Cyndi Banks Chapter 17 - The Tarnished Badge: The Effects of Off-duty Misconduct - David Massey Chapter 18 - Public Information in the Age of Youtube: Citizen Journalism and the Expanding Scope of Police Accountability - Jarret Lovell

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  • ISBN13: 9781452258171
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 488
  • ID: 9781452258171
  • weight: 810
  • ISBN10: 1452258171

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