Police And Criminology

Kantian Ethics term Categorical Imperatives as moral obligations or the basis of morality. The ethics also defines it as rules that have to be followed in what ever circumstance, regardless of the consequences. As a police captain who also trains new recruits, I believe I need to have a proper understanding of morality due to the fact, it not only impacts my trainees but also the men and women they are going to serve. I believe that the police officers and other men and women should have common guidelines that handle their decision generating and actions they should take in any predicament. The Kant’s claim of the categorical imperative is great basis which can support the police officers make decisions in the line of duty. An example is exactly where a police officer is in a dilemma no matter whether to testify in court against his brother who is a drug trafficker.

The relevance and value of “prima facie duties” in policing is, to supply recommendations of how the officer should typically act in a offered manner unless in circumstances which demand a superior moral obligation. Such an instance is a predicament where, the officer is pursuing a case of drug traffickers, which he feels to have a superior moral obligation to fight the threat by any signifies achievable since of the higher risk involved. The officer will have a tendency to act differently when dealing with a bunch of drunken teenagers simply because the circumstance is significantly less risky (Gilbert, 1988).

In some instances, legal and moral rights in criminal justice may well collide. Such a case is exactly where a police might really feel obliged to act in an unethical manner simply because his or her moral rights deem to take such action. This may possibly be as a outcome of the nature of the case or there is a high likelihood of doing such an action with no getting caught. The officer must use the principle of individual ethical responsibility called intuitional reasoning to support make a selection in such a case (Sherman, 1982).

According to the utilitarian ethics, punishment is only justifiable when it benefits into very good or desirable consequences to the affected men and women (Lecture notes, CRJ220_W7P1). Hence, from the statement: If it can be shown that punishment fails to avoid crime, then, by utilitarian requirements, we have no grounds on which to punish, we understand that, if punishment does not bring about constructive modify, we ought to appear for alternative strategies that will bring this alter.

References Gilbert N, (1988). “Investigative Ethics,” in Michael J. Palmiotto, ed., Crucial Issues in Criminal Investigation, 2nd ed. pp. 7-14. Lecture notes, CRJ220_W7P1: Ethics and Leadership in Criminal Justice Respecting Persons, Respecting Rights: The Ethics of Duty
Dead Kennedys-Police Truck

dead kennedys police truck studio version
Tonights the evening that we got the truck
Have been goin downtown gonna beat up drunks
Your turn to drive Ill bring the beer
Its the late, late shift no one to worry
And ride, ride how we ride
We ride, lowride

Its roundup time exactly where the good whores meet
Gonna drag a single screaming off the street

And ride, ride how we ride

Got a black uniform and a silver badge
Playin cops for true/playin cops for spend

Lets ride, lowride

Pull down your dress heres a kick in the ass
Lets beat you blue til you shit in your pants
Dont move, kid got a huge black stick
Theres six of us babe, so suck on my dick

And ride, ride how we ride
Lets ride, lowride

The left newspapers may well whine a bit
But the guys at the station they dont give a shit
Dispatch calls are you doin something wicked?
No siree, jack, were just givin tickets

As we ride, ride, how we ride
Lets ride, lowride