Professional Law Enforcement Codes: A Documentary Collection

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1993 - 273 pagini

Although law enforcement codes have a history that parallels most other recent occupational and professional codes, they have been almost completely ignored in the literature of occupational and professional ethics. This volume fills that gap and offers teachers in criminal justice ethics and law enforcement practitioners a rich selection of materials that have emerged in the course of law enforcement professionalization. The book's historical and international orientation reveals something of the development and variety of code formation. A detailed introduction covers the role of codes in professional life as well as the purposes, problems, and value of ethical codes. The substantial bibliography offers students and scholars of professional ethics a unique resource for further research.

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Pagina 91 - I shall pass through this world but once. Any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
Pagina 101 - Among the relevant international instruments are the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the...
Pagina 49 - Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith let us to the end dare to do our duty as we understand it.
Pagina 101 - Officials provides that law enforcement officials may use force only when strictly necessary and to the extent required for the performance of their duty...
Pagina 31 - Occasion shall require, appoint a sufficient Number of fit Men who shall be sworn in before some Justice of the Peace having Jurisdiction within the Borough to act as Constables for preserving the Peace by Day and by Night, and preventing Robberies and other Felonies, and apprehending Offenders against the Peace...
Pagina 103 - torture" means any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating or coercing him or a third person, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind...
Pagina 129 - Majesty's Subjects ; and that while I continue to hold the said Office I will to the best of my Skill and Knowledge discharge all the Duties thereof faithfully according to Law.
Pagina 101 - Rights, both of which provide that no one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. Having regard also to the Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Being Subjected to Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment...
Pagina 95 - AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER . . . my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional rights of all men to liberty, equality and justice.
Pagina 102 - No law enforcement official may inflict, instigate or tolerate any act of torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, nor may any law enforcement official invoke superior orders or exceptional circumstances such as a state of war or...

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JOHN KLEINIG is Professor of Philosophy, Department of Law and Police Science, John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He is the author of Valuing Life (1991) and Ethical Issues in Psychosurgery (1985), among other works dealing with criminal justice and ethical problems.

YURONG ZHANG is Assistant Professor at Monmouth College and has served as Managing Editor for the Institute for Criminal Justice Ethics at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She has also been a researcher for several major national criminal justice projects.

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