Discussion and Conclusion

  • James F. Albrecht
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Criminology book series (BRIEFSCRIMINOL)


Incidents of police deviance, albeit rare, have tarnished the reputation and image of many police officials and departments across the United States. By distinctly clarifying the categories of police deviance and identifying the most obvious underlying criminological explanations for these unacceptable actions, police administrators and policy makers can implement considerable measures to improve individual and organizational integrity and to take steps to deter police corruption, criminality, brutality, and other acts of serious misconduct from occurring. It is imperative that all efforts be made to ensure that the police profession maintains the highest ethical standards while effectively engaging in crime control and public service. Ultimately, police organizations must aim for the highest levels of public trust and confidence, integrity, and transparency.


Police deviance Police corruption Criminology Ethics 


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