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Corruption and Anti-Corruption in Policing—Philosophical and by Seumas Miller

By Seumas Miller

High degrees of police corruption were a continual old tendency in police providers through the global. whereas the final quarter of outrage during this publication is with police corruption and anti-corruption, the focal point is on convinced key philosophical and moral matters that come up for police businesses confronting corruption. at the normative account proffered during this ebook the critical institutional goal of policing is the security of legally enshrined ethical rights and the imperative institutional anti-corruption association is what's often called an integrity approach. The latter contains oversight our bodies with investigative powers and inner affairs departments in addition to particular units reminiscent of early caution signs, expert reporting mechanisms and integrity checks. Key thoughts analysed within the publication contain corruption, noble reason corruption and collective ethical accountability. the foremost moral concerns analysed contain investigative independence, expert reporting, covert operations and integrity tests.

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London: Routledge. Miller, Seumas. 2001. Social action: A teleological account. New York: Cambridge University Press. Miller, Seumas. 2003. Individual autonomy and sociality. In Socialising metaphysics: The nature of social reality, ed. F. Schmitt, 269–300. Lanham. Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield. 22 1 Criminal Law, Morality and the Institution of the Police Miller, Seumas, and John Blackler. 2005. Ethical Issues in policing. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing. Miller, Seumas. 2006. Collective moral responsibility: An individualist account.

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For such acts being acts of serious corruption undermine central institutions and, in particular, the institution of the police. However, as was argued in Chap. 1, the institution of the police has as its fundamental purpose the protection of justifiably enforceable, legally enshrined, moral rights. Accordingly, police corruption, even when it does not directly involve the violation of moral rights, nevertheless, does so indirectly via undermining the processes and/or purposes of the institution of the police.

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