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HI everyone I am a student studying criminal justice and I have an assignment for my ethics class that requires me to interview law enforcement officers on ethical questions. I have to write a paper based on my results. If anyone is willing to help feel free to respond to these.

Interview Questions

Focus on the following questions in your interviews:

1. Why are ethics and character so important in the field of law enforcement?
2. Do the interviewees feel that police are more ethical today, or were they more ethical ten years ago?
3. Why do police officers become involved in misconduct?
4. Do the interviewees feel that there is enough training offered in ethics at the police academy level? If not, why is that?
5. Should ethics training be offered as an on-going process for law enforcement officers?
6. Do the interviewees feel that education and/or training in ethics would reduce incidents of police corruption?

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1. Why are ethics and character so important in the field of law enforcement?

it’s what we stand for

2. Do the interviewees feel that police are more ethical today, or were they more ethical ten years ago?

Ask the interviewee

3. Why do police officers become involved in misconduct?

HUH?

4. Do the interviewees feel that there is enough training offered in ethics at the police academy level? If not, why is that?

Ask the interviewee

5. Should ethics training be offered as an on-going process for law enforcement officers?

It should and it is being offered sometime as a mandatory training.

6. Do the interviewees feel that education and/or training in ethics would reduce incidents of police corruption?

Ask the interviewee

Put that in your notes.

I hope your not paying for this class.

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1. Why are ethics and character so important in the field of law enforcement? *What Rexbolo said, and you gotta be able to separate the good, the bad, and the ugly. Well, the ugly are pretty easy to spot actually.*

2. Do the interviewees feel that police are more ethical today, or were they more ethical ten years ago? *People don't change, only perceptions. Ethics are no better today for any profession than they were when Washington led America to a slim but sure victory.*

3. Why do police officers become involved in misconduct? *Most do not. A very small minority do. That minority does not reflect on the standards that the majority of law enforcement officers uphold. Why do the minority become corrupted? I don't know, you'll have to ask THEM.*

4. Do the interviewees feel that there is enough training offered in ethics at the police academy level? If not, why is that? *Yes.*

5. Should ethics training be offered as an on-going process for law enforcement officers? *Most dept's require ethics review courses/training.*

6. Do the interviewees feel that education and/or training in ethics would reduce incidents of police corruption? *No. The corrupt will be corrupt and the ethical will arrest them.*

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1. Why are ethics and character so important in the field of law enforcement? Your personal ethics and character are a direct reflection upon the way you handle/apply yourself in different situations (e.g. arrest, summons, interaction with the public, etc.). Your personal values have a lot to do with your ethical views which affect the decisions you make with regard to application of the law. The law enforcement profession requires you enforce the law equally without prejudice or favoritism. In order to do so, (ideally....) you must be of excellant character and able to make proper decisions.

2. Do the interviewees feel that police are more ethical today, or were they more ethical ten years ago? The police of today are better trained than ten years ago as to what is expected of them ethically but that is not say that they have changed. Policy and procedures have changed as to what is acceptable behavior by officers from what I have seen over the past 25 years. Basically, you act ethically based on what you are and officers are provided with guidance based on many factors to define how they are expected to act in various situations.

3. Why do police officers become involved in misconduct? The majority of officers DO NOT become invovled in misconduct. The proverb "one bad apple spoils the barrel" comes to mind relative to this question. I suppose there are various reasons but you would need to do some research on the "bad apples" to determine their motivation.

4. Do the interviewees feel that there is enough training offered in ethics at the police academy level? If not, why is that? Ethics is one of the first topics provided in most police academys. The Virginia DCJS requires all certified law enforcment officers to have training in the code of ethics.

5. Should ethics training be offered as an on-going process for law enforcement officers? Ethics training is offered as an in-service training course with my department.

6. Do the interviewees feel that education and/or training in ethics would reduce incidents of police corruption? If an officer is already corrupt, no amout of training will change them as they are already past the point of no return. A strong personal ethic would have prevented the officer from making the decisions that would have led to the corruption before reaching that state...

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All the above answers are very good. One thing to remember is that Ethics classes are very theoretical (and necessarily so). In an ethics class, everything is black and white, right and wrong. The real world is full of various shades of gray. Everyone has a different point of view, and from that point of view, comes rational to make decisions one way or another. Ethics classes and training can be necessary to affirm one's moral standing, but like charlie914 said, if one already has a weak ethical standpoint, then very little in the way of classes or training is going to change that. That is why police depts cast such a critical eye on future employees and the recruitment and hiring process is so stringent.


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1. Why are ethics and character so important in the field of law enforcement?

Law Enforcement Officers are held to a higher standard not only because we have been tasked with solving other people's problems, but we have the power and authority to deny a persons life, freedom, and property on a mere opinion.

2. Do the interviewees feel that police are more ethical today, or were they more ethical ten years ago?

When I graduated from the police academy 13 years ago, I was given a nice little copy of the Law Enforcement Officer's Code of Ethics. I read it, didn't really think about it much after that. A few years ago a friend of my then Chief, made the statement, If your Ethics have to be written down on a piece of paper, then you have already lost. So to answer your question, in my humble opinion, it would be both or neither. A persons ethics are derived from their upbringing.

3. Why do police officers become involved in misconduct?

See above answer. If you weren't raised with values, morals, and ethics instilled in your formative years, your not going to magically receive them by being given a gun and a badge.

4. Do the interviewees feel that there is enough training offered in ethics at the police academy level?

No, however once again, please see question 3 and 4.

5. Should ethics training be offered as an on-going process for law enforcement officers?

Yes, but it should be titled "What not to do while you are employed as a police officer".

6. Do the interviewees feel that education and/or training in ethics would reduce incidents of police corruption?

No.

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The simple answer is this; ethics is doing the right thing, even when no one is around. then standing up for and admitting what you have done. If someone doesn't have their own moral and ethical code no amount of teaching will change that, you either have it or you don't.


All thats is needed for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.

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sierra15235 says ...


HI everyone I am a student studying criminal justice and I have an assignment for my ethics class that requires me to interview law enforcement officers on ethical questions. I have to write a paper based on my results. If anyone is willing to help feel free to respond to these. Interview Questions Focus on the following questions in your interviews: 1. Why are ethics and character so important in the field of law enforcement? 2. Do the interviewees feel that police are more ethical today, or were they more ethical ten years ago? 3. Why do police officers become involved in misconduct? 4. Do the interviewees feel that there is enough training offered in ethics at the police academy level? If not, why is that? 5. Should ethics training be offered as an on-going process for law enforcement officers? 6. Do the interviewees feel that education and/or training in ethics would reduce incidents of police corruption?

These are the regular  interview question . You can see at 



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Best regards!


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sierra15235 says ...


HI everyone I am a student studying criminal justice and I have an assignment for my ethics class that requires me to interview law enforcement officers on ethical questions. I have to write a paper based on my results. If anyone is willing to help feel free to respond to these. Interview Questions Focus on the following questions in your interviews: 1. Why are ethics and character so important in the field of law enforcement? 2. Do the interviewees feel that police are more ethical today, or were they more ethical ten years ago? 3. Why do police officers become involved in misconduct? 4. Do the interviewees feel that there is enough training offered in ethics at the police academy level? If not, why is that? 5. Should ethics training be offered as an on-going process for law enforcement officers? 6. Do the interviewees feel that education and/or training in ethics would reduce incidents of police corruption?
These are the regular  interview question . You can see at    job interview questions

             Best regards!


 




           

 


 


http://policejobguide.info

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sierra15235 says ...


HI everyone I am a student studying criminal justice and I have an assignment for my ethics class that requires me to interview law enforcement officers on ethical questions. I have to write a paper based on my results. If anyone is willing to help feel free to respond to these. Interview Questions Focus on the following questions in your interviews: 1. Why are ethics and character so important in the field of law enforcement? 2. Do the interviewees feel that police are more ethical today, or were they more ethical ten years ago? 3. Why do police officers become involved in misconduct? 4. Do the interviewees feel that there is enough training offered in ethics at the police academy level? If not, why is that? 5. Should ethics training be offered as an on-going process for law enforcement officers? 6. Do the interviewees feel that education and/or training in ethics would reduce incidents of police corruption?
These are the regular  interview question . You can see at    job interview questions

             Best regards!


 


 


 


           



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