Ethical Promblems in the Movie Serpico

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Allison Periso 11/18/12

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Serpico
Movie: Serpico
By: Allison Periso
Northern Michigan University

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In the movie “Serpico” (1973), Serpico, the main character, faces a number of situations where police corruption takes place. He thinks when he originally joins the NYPD in 1960; that his ideas will work and wants to use non brutal methods to catch criminals. He quickly realizes that the police corruption is something that he may not be able to fix, while meeting a lot of corrupt police officers, detectives, and upper management along the way. Pollock shows us how unethical the character and the situations presented within “Serpico” (1973)...
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