Discussion Questions

  1. The author states that character and ethics are largely something that either someone has, or does not have. How can this be assessed during the police application process?
  2. In states that elect judges, is it possible to identify judges with prior ethical issues?
  3. Discuss recommendations and strategies to help build high integrity among criminal justice personnel. Be sure to discuss police, courts, and corrections separately and highlight how these strategies may be similar and how they may be different.
  4. Discuss some examples of police corruption. What factors do you believe led to these situations?
  5. Ethical issues in policing have been affected by three critical factors. What are those factors?