Learning Objectives

1. Define the general concept of police corruption and how it is investigated

2. Identify specific examples of police corruption

3. Describe the findings of research on police misconduct and use of force

4. Discuss the impacts of police misconduct, particularly in terms of police–community relations

5. Evaluate some of the alleged causes of police misconduct

6. Describe the relationships among management, administrative issues, and police misconduct

7. Summarize the ways in which police agencies and individuals are held accountable for officer conduct