Police misconduct

Police misconduct is as old as the institution itself. Since the creation of a public police force, the institution has witnessed various levels and types of

misconduct that have changed over time. To better understand the sources and implications of this misconduct for the effectiveness and quality of public policing,

scholars have identified several varieties that can be distinguished according to officer motivation and conduct. Identify and explain these varieties of misconduct

and the distinguishing motivations and behaviors of officers that characterize each type. In your opinion, is any one type more detrimental to the effectiveness and

quality of public policing? If so, which and why? If not, why not?

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