Many individuals come victim to a specific action or favor for another for personal gain or to be ahead of the game (cheat). Unfortunately Politicians and Law Enforcement are not exempt from the list. Slippery slope is defined as a process or series of events that is hard to stop or control once it has begun and that usually leads to worse or more difficult things or outcomes (Merriam-Webster dictionary, 2014). Police work in itself, especially undercover work basically puts an officer in the position to make tough decisions. An officer may have to pretend to be connected with a drug king which entails dealing drugs and money to other drug kings and users (Police Crime News, 2014). It also entails the dealing of “loose” money which becomes very tempting to an officer and rides that line of a slippery slope.
Police are constantly put in a situation that will most likely ride the line of the slippery slope. For example: The movies are somewhat true in the fact that police lie to hostages and kidnappers in order to save the victims, one may say a white lie to the media in order to get some relief from the media, while interrogating or interviewing Police are trained to lie in order to get information, Police try to avoid nonsense calls like the neighbor is being loud or the dog wont stop barking etc., Police even manipulate the work system by trading and/or selling days off and even most requested work orders, Police may try to manuever oneself in a position to make an extra $5000 a year more, Police invade privacy on a regular basis with hidden cameras and recording devices to solve a case, and last but certainly not least, Police involved in a drug sting operation actually make a product and set up citizens to buy the product, then arrest the citizen; I find something morally and ethically wrong with that set-up (Police Crime News, 2014). Society-at-Large Hypothes
References: Merriam-Websters Slippery Slope by Encyclopedia Britannica, 2014 retrieved from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slippery%20slope
Police Deviance and Ethics by Police Crimes News, 2004 retrieved from http://policecrimes.com/police_deviance.html
Hypothesis on Police Corruption by Nathan Smith 2010 retrieved from https://sites.google.com/a/nathanmsmith.com/nathan-micah-smith---personal-homepage/blog/hypothesisonpolicecorruption
Sociopathic Police Personality: Is It a Product of the "Rotten Apple" or the "Rotten Barrel?" by Catherine Griffin and Jim Ruiz, 1999 retrieved from https://www.ncjrs.gov/app/publications/abstract.aspx?id=181019
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