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Ethics in Law Enforcement
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In this book, you will examine the moral and ethical issues that exist within law enforcement. This book will also familiarize you with the basic history, principles, and theories of ethics. These concepts will then be applied to the major components of the criminal justice system: policing, the courts, and corrections. Discussion will focus on personal values, individual responsibility, decision making, discretion, and the structure of accountability. Specific topics covered will include core values, codes of conduct, ethical dilemmas, organizational consequences, liability, and the importance of critical thinking. By the end of this book, you will be able to distinguish and critically debate contemporary ethical issues in law enforcement.

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Criminal Justice
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Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
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BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Steve McCartney
Date Added:
03/24/2015
Field Patrol Officer Guidebook To Calls for Service
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The basis for the development of this guidebook came about after a publisher had discontinued a text I had been using for a number of years in my patrol operations course. The text Police Officer’s Response Guide to Crimes/Incidents in Progress: by Nate Tanguay was designed for field patrol officers to have a reference book they could use in the field to assist then while on calls. Over the years I have had my students use this text and put in updated response concepts for call for service, as well as, specific state laws, paperwork requirements and other required duties for specific calls. With the discontinuation of the text, I made the determination to create my own guidebook with the updated response concepts that are being taught in law enforcement and reclassifying each call for service under the new National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) that the FBI will be implementing by 2021.

Subject:
Criminal Justice
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Ronald Schwint
Date Added:
02/03/2021
Introduction to Criminal Investigation: Processes, Practices and Thinking
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Introduction to Criminal Investigation, Processes, Practices, and Thinking, as the title suggests, is a teaching text describing and segmenting criminal investigations into its component parts to illustrate the craft of criminal investigation. Delineating criminal investigation within the components of task-skills and thinking-skills, this book describes task-skills such incident response, crime scene management, evidence management, witness management, and forensic analysis, as essential foundations supporting the critical thinking-skills of offence validation and theory development for the creation of effective investigative plans aimed at forming reasonable grounds for belief. The goal of the text is to assist the reader in forming their own structured mental map of investigative thinking practices.

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Some Important Basic Concepts
Chapter 3: What You Need To Know About Evidence
Chapter 4: The Process of Investigation
Chapter 5: Strategic Investigative Response
Chapter 6: Applying the Investigative Tools
Chapter 7: Witness Management
Chapter 8: Crime Scene Management
Chapter 9: Interviewing, Questioning, and Interrogation
Chapter 10: Forensic Sciences
Chapter 11: Summary

Subject:
Criminal Justice
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Darryl Plecas
Rod Gehl
Date Added:
02/20/2020
Race, Crime, and Citizenship in American Law, Fall 2014
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This seminar looks at key issues in the historical development and current state of modern American criminal justice, with an emphasis on its relationship to citizenship, nationhood, and race/ethnicity. We begin with a range of perspectives on the rise of what is often called "mass incarceration": how did our current system of criminal punishment take shape, and what role did race play in that process? Part Two takes up a series of case studies, including racial disparities in the administration of the death penalty, enforcement of the drug laws, and the regulation of police investigations. The third and final part of the seminar looks at national security policing: the development of a constitutional law governing the intersection of ethnicity, religion, and counter-terrorism, and the impact of counter-terrorism policy on domestic police practices.

Subject:
Criminal Justice
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Ghachem, Malick
Date Added:
01/01/2014