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Police Officers and Morality
Watch Law Enforcement Oath of Honorand Behavior, Ethics Focus of Police Recruit Training.Read pages 95-98 of Chapter 5 closely, as these pages offer rationalizationsfor police deviance and corruption as well as types of corruption and solutionsfor said corruption. From the videos, reading, and study you have done, addressthe following as they pertain to morality and ethics in a two- to three-pagepaper. In addition, you must also use at least two academic resources otherthan the required text. Resources can be found in the Ashford Online Library.All sources must be properly cited.

  • Explain whether or not police officers should be heldto a higher moral and ethical standard than the populations they serve.
  • Identify and discuss two theories/rationalizationspresented in our text that can help to explain police corruption. Are theyvalid? Why or why not? 
  • Discuss possible consequences of police corruption tothe police agency, the public, and the police officer’s family.
  • Identify and discuss at least two character traitsnecessary for becoming a responsible, moral law enforcement officer.
  • Discuss at least three strategies that can help tocombat police corruption and discuss training skills needed to avoidpolice corruption.   

The paper must be two to three pagesin length (exclusive of title and reference pages) and formatted according toAPA style. You must use at least two scholarly resources in addition to thetextbook to support your claims and subclaims. Cite your resources in text andon the reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials,visit the Ashford Writing Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the leftnavigation toolbar, in your online course.

Required Text

Williams, C. R., &Arriago, B. A. (2012). Ethics, crime, and criminal justice (2nd ed.).Upper Saddle, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.

Description:

Total Possible Score: 8.00

Explain Whether Police Officers Should be Heldto a Higher Moral and Ethical Standard

Total: 1.50

Distinguished- Provides a thorough explanation of whether or not police officers should beheld to a higher moral and ethical standard than the populations they serve.The explanation is supported by scholarly sources.

Proficient- Provides an explanation of whether or not police officers should be held to ahigher moral and ethical standard than the populations they serve. Theexplanation is supported by scholarly sources; but is slightly underdeveloped.

Basic- Briefly explains whether or not police officers should be held to a highermoral and ethical standard than the populations they serve. The explanation issomewhat supported by sources or is underdeveloped.

BelowExpectations – Attempts to explain whether or not police officers should beheld to a higher moral and ethical standard than the populations they serve;however the explanation is not supported by sources, is unclear, and/orsignificantly underdeveloped.

Non-Performance- The explanation of whether or not police officers should be held to a highermoral and ethical standard is either nonexistent or lacks the componentsdescribed in the assignment instructions.

Identifies and Discusses Two Theories ofRationalization that Explains Police Corruption.

Total: 1.50

Distinguished – Identifies and comprehensively discusses atleast two theories of rationalization presented in the text that explain policecorruption. The discussion is supported by specific and relevant examples.

Proficient- Identifies and discusses at least two theories of rationalization presentedin the text that explain police corruption. The discussion is supported byrelevant examples. The discussion may need further development.

Basic- Identifies but briefly discusses two theories of rationalization presented inthe text that explain police corruption. The discussion is somewhat supportedby examples and/or may be slightly underdeveloped.

BelowExpectations – Attempts to identify and  discuss two theories ofrationalization presented in the text that explain police corruption; howeverthe discussion is not supported by examples and is underdeveloped.

Non-Performance- The identification and discussion of two theories of rationalization and iseither nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignmentinstructions.

Discusses Possible Consequences of PoliceCorruption to the Police Agency, the Public, and the Police Officer’s Family.

Total: 0.50

Distinguished- Provides a comprehensive discussion of possible consequences of policecorruption to the police agency, the public, and the police officer’s family.

Proficient- Provides a discussion of possible consequences of police corruption to thepolice agency, the public, and the police officer’s family. The Discussion isslightly underdeveloped.

Basic- Provides a limited discussion of possible consequences of police corruptionto the police agency, the public, and the police officer’s family. Thediscussion is underdeveloped.

BelowExpectations – Attempts to discuss possible consequences of police corruptionto the police agency, the public, and the police officer’s family; however thediscussion is underdeveloped and missing significant details.

Non-Performance- The discussion of possible consequences of police corruption to the policeagency, the public, and the police officer’s family is either nonexistent orlacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Identify and Discuss at Least Two CharacterTraits Necessary for Becoming a Responsible, Morally Ethical Law EnforcementOfficer

Total: 2.00

Distinguished- Identifies and thoroughly discusses at least two character traits necessaryfor becoming a responsible, morally ethical law enforcement officer.

Proficient- Identifies and discusses at least two character traits necessary for becominga responsible, morally ethical law enforcement officer. The Discussion isslightly underdeveloped.

Basic- Identifies and briefly discusses at least two character traits necessary forbecoming a responsible, morally ethical law enforcement officer. The discussionis underdeveloped.

BelowExpectations – Attempts to discusses at two character traits necessary forbecoming a responsible, morally ethical law enforcement officer; however thediscussion is underdeveloped and missing significant details.

Non-Performance- The identification and discussion of character traits necessary for becominga responsible law enforcement officer is either nonexistent or lacks thecomponents described in the assignment instructions.

Explains Two Strategies That can Help to CombatPolice Corruption

Total: 1.00

Distinguished – Comprehensively explains two strategies that canhelp to combat police corruption.

Proficient – Explains two strategies that can help to combatpolice corruption. The explanation can be more fully developed.

Basic – Briefly explains two strategies that can help to combatpolice corruption. The explanation is slightly underdeveloped.

Below Expectations – Attempts to explains two strategies thatcan help to combat police corruption; however the explanation is unclear,missing major components or underdeveloped.

Non-Performance- The explanation of two strategies that can help to combat police corruptionand is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignmentinstructions.

Written Communication: Content Development

Total: 0.25

Distinguished- Uses appropriate, pertinent, and persuasive content to discover and developsophisticated ideas within the context of the discipline, shaping the work as awhole.

Proficient- Uses appropriate and pertinent content to discover ideas within the contextof the discipline, shaping the work as a whole.

Basic- Uses appropriate and pertinent content, but does not apply it towarddiscovering or developing ideas. Overall, content assists in shaping thewritten work.

BelowExpectations – Uses content, though it may be unrelated or inappropriate to thetopic. Content does not contribute toward the development of the written work,and may distract the reader from its purpose.

Non-Performance- The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in theinstructions.

Reading: Relationship to Text

Total: 0.20

Distinguished- Analyzes texts for scholarly significance and pertinence within and acrossthe various disciplines, assessing them according to their contributions andconsequences.

Proficient- Utilizes texts in the context of scholarship to expand a foundation ofdisciplinary knowledge and to raise and discover significant inquiries.

Basic- Employs texts with the intent and expectation of increasing knowledge.

BelowExpectations – Approaches texts only within the context of assignment.

Non-Performance- The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in theinstructions.

Critical Thinking: Evidence

Total: 0.25

Distinguished- Employs persuasive information from credible sources to develop an ampleanalysis or synthesis of the topic. Viewpoints of experts are scrutinizedthoroughly.

Proficient- Employs applicable information from credible sources to develop an analysisof the topic.

Basic- Identifies applicable information from credible sources, but may neglect theapplication of such information toward the analysis of the topic.

BelowExpectations – Displays information from external sources, but such informationmay lack credibility and/or relevance. Neglects the application of suchinformation toward the analysis of the topic.

Non-Performance- The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in theinstructions.

Written Communication: Control of Syntax andMechanics

Total: 0.20

Distinguished- Displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics,such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains no errors, and is very easyto understand.

Proficient- Displays comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such asspelling and grammar. Written work contains only a few minor errors, and ismostly easy to understand.

Basic- Displays basic comprehension of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling andgrammar. Written work contains a few errors, which may slightly distract thereader.

BelowExpectations – Fails to display basic comprehension of syntax or mechanics,such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains major errors, whichdistract the reader.

Non-Performance- The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in theinstructions.

APA Formatting

Total: 0.20

Distinguished- Accurately uses APA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title page,and reference page.

Proficient- Exhibits APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout contains a fewminor errors.

Basic- Exhibits basic knowledge of APA formatting throughout the paper. However,layout does not meet all APA requirements.

BelowExpectations – Fails to exhibit basic knowledge of APA formatting. There arefrequent errors, making the layout difficult to distinguish as APA.

Non-Performance- The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in theinstructions.

Page Requirement

Total: 0.20

Distinguished- The paper meets the specific page requirement stipulated in the assignmentdescription.

Proficient- The paper closely meets the page requirement stipulated in the assignmentdescription.

Basic- The paper meets over half of the page requirement stipulated in theassignment description.

BelowExpectations – A fraction of the page requirement is completed.

Non-Performance- The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in theinstructions.

Source Requirement

Total: 0.20

Distinguished- Uses more than the required number of scholarly sources, providing compellingevidence to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and citedcorrectly within the body of the assignment.

Proficient- Uses required number of scholarly sources to support ideas. All sources onthe reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

Basic- Uses less than the required number of sources to support ideas. Some sourcesmay not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are used within thebody of the assignment. Citations may not be formatted correctly.

BelowExpectations – Uses inadequate number of sources that provide little or nosupport for ideas. Sources used may not be scholarly. Most sources on thereference page are not used within the body of the assignment. Citations arenot formatted correctly.

Non-Performance- The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in theinstructions.

Discover PolicingIAPC. (2009, December 31). Law enforcement oath of honor [Video]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUDczg27Fl4&feature=related

WMUR New Hampshire. (2010, July 21). Behavior, ethics focus of police recruit training [Video]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WISbJKBODlk

i would like the paper to be three pages long no table of contents

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