Situational ethics in modern policing

July 07, 2011

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Situational ethics in modern policing
Situational ethics in modern policing Virtually everything an officer does has an ethical component, including interviewing suspects and witnesses, making a probable cause arrest, writing reports and warrants, testifying in court, and deciding to use force if necessary. Of all the areas in which officers can find themselves in trouble, ethical allegations are probably the most virulent. Sometimes, it appears obvious an officer was in the wrong, but decisions -- whether they are split-second or deliberate -- are not always clear-cut.

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