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Rehabilitation
Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics (2014)
  • Myrinda Schweitzer, University of Cincinnati
  • Ryan M. Labrecque, University of Cincinnati
  • Paula Smith, University of Cincinnati
Abstract
Federal, state, county, and municipal police forces all have their own codes of conduct, yet the ethics of being a police officer remain perplexing and are often difficult to apply in dynamic situations. The police misconduct statistics are staggering and indicate that excessive use of force comprises almost a quarter of misconduct cases, with sexual harassment, fraud/theft, and false arrest being the next most prevalent factors. The ethical issues and dilemmas in criminal justice also reach deep into the legal professions, the structure and administration of justice in society, and the personal characteristics of those in the criminal justice professions.

Disciplines
Publication Date
2014
Editor
Bruce A. Arrigo
Publisher
SAGE Publications, Inc
ISBN
9781452274102
DOI
10.4135/9781452274102.n282
Citation Information
Schweitzer, M., Labrecque, R. M., & Smith, P. (2014). Rehabilitation. In B. Arrigo (Ed.), Encyclopedia of criminal justice ethics. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Reference.