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Situational ethics and the moral chaos of modern policing

Making the case for assessment center testing

NJ police academy saved from budget ax
Editor's Note:

Consider this hypothetical scenario: You're on patrol near a high school and you're approached by a young person. He addresses you with a smile and respectfully says, "I get good grades, I'm a two-sport athlete, and I've never been on the wrong side of the law. I think I want to become a cop. Is it a good career choice?" What would you tell them? Email us your thoughts.

Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor
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Situational ethics and the moral chaos of modern policing
By Lance Eldridge, PoliceOne Contributor
All law enforcement officers work on the slippery slope of situational ethics. The basis of situational ethics, a Christian doctrine developed in the 1960s, is that there are no absolutes and there are times when it's appropriate to bend or even ignore certain moral principles if doing so serves a greater good. Striking a balance
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Making the case for assessment center testing
By Larry Jetmore, PoliceOne Columnist
Policing is a "doing" profession. The problem with using knowledge-based tests followed by a 30-minute snapshot oral exam (which often is just the written exam given again in an oral format) is that it is simply not enough to "know about" police work, which is what knowledge-based testing will determine - we must be able to actually do it. What 'testing' doesn't test
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