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Police Ethics and Values

Police Ethics and Values

February 2012 | 160 pages | Learning Matters
This text provides an accessible, up to date and comprehensive introduction to police ethics and values for all those undertaking degrees and foundation degrees in policing and related subjects. The recent introduction of directives, legislation and Codes of Standards has demanded a more principled and professional approach to policing. This book therefore provides a clear understanding of police ethics and values and how these are understood in policy and applied in an operational setting. It discusses the range, importance and complexity of ethical issues faced by law enforcement practitioners and policy makers, introduces the key concepts of ethics, professionalism and policing, and relates these to key themes within policing.
Introduction to Police Ethics and Values
Professional Policing and A Code of Ethics
Police Culture and Ethical Policing
An Ethical Approach to Equality and Discrimination
Ethical Leadership and Management in Policing
Ethical and Moral Considerations in the Use of Force
An Ethical Approach to Policing Public Disorder
Ethical Considerations in Covert Investigations
Police Corruption and Misconduct
Professional Standards and Ethical Practice
The New Police Professionalism: Evidence, Legitimacy and Democracy

The chapters on ethnicity, discrimination, public order and use of force were all very useful for generating discussion and promoting wider reading.

Mr Patrick Meehan
Social Work, Community and Mental Health, Canterbury Christ Church University
April 27, 2012

An excellent discussion of the role of ethics in policing covering a broad range of topics that will be really useful to my students.

Mrs Demelza Thackeray
HE Faculty, City College Plymouth
April 24, 2012

MacVean is well known in Criminology and this is a good basic text on the nature of police ethics

Dr Bryn Caless
Centre for Crime and Police Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University
April 4, 2012

Although it is a valuable book and I will be suggesting it as part of further reading for the training I deliver, I cannot realistically recommend it to my organisation as a 'must have' text.

I like the layout and the content very much. In keeping with this series, the examples used, activities and reflection points all aid the reader. The topics covered are of utmost importance to any police officer, or anyone planning on joining any part of the police service.

Mr Walter Green
School of Social Sciences and Law, University of Teesside
March 23, 2012

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