Interview: Police and Law Enforcement

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Interview Analysis
For your Unit 9 Interview Analysis you will conduct two interviews with practicing professionals in the field of law enforcement. These individuals may occupy positions in federal, state, county, or municipal police agencies, probation, parole, or prosecutors' offices. It is preferable that you conduct the interviews in person, but telephone interviews will be acceptable if in-person interviews cannot be arranged. Focus on the following questions in your interviews:

Why are ethics and character so important in the field of law enforcement? Do the interviewees feel that police are more ethical today, or were they more ethical ten years ago? Why do police officers become involved in misconduct?

Do the interviewees feel that there is enough training offered in ethics at the police academy level? If not, why is that? Should ethics training be offered as an on-going process for law enforcement officers? Do the interviewees feel that education and/or training in ethics would reduce incidents of police corruption? Report the results of these interviews in a paper that answer the proposed questions. Apply information that has been read and discussed in class on various ethical issues to your paper to form a synthesis of practical law enforcement ideologies. Be sure to discuss with the interviewees at least four contemporary ethical issues that they are dealing with as criminal justice practitioners. Finally, offer your own insights on the perspectives of the individuals you interviewed and materials covered in the text readings and Seminar discussions. The paper will be a minimum of 10, double-spaced pages using a 12-point font. It must be in American Psychological Association (APA) format. Submit your Assignment to the Dropbox by the end of Unit 9 in the basket titled Unit 9: Interview Analysis

Why are ethics and character so important in the field of law enforcement? Do the interviewees feel that police are...
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