Corruption and Anti-Corruption in Policing—Philosophical and by Seumas Miller

By Seumas Miller

High degrees of police corruption were a continual historic tendency in police prone in the course of the international. whereas the overall zone of outrage during this e-book is with police corruption and anti-corruption, the focal point is on sure key philosophical and moral matters that come up for police enterprises confronting corruption. at the normative account proffered during this booklet the central institutional function of policing is the security of legally enshrined ethical rights and the central institutional anti-corruption association is what's known as an integrity approach. The latter comprises oversight our bodies with investigative powers and inner affairs departments in addition to particular units resembling early caution symptoms, expert reporting mechanisms and integrity assessments. Key options analysed within the publication comprise corruption, noble reason corruption and collective ethical accountability. the most important moral concerns analysed comprise investigative independence, specialist reporting, covert operations and integrity tests.

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G. Holmstrom-Hintikka and R. Tuomela. Boston: Kluwer. Miller, Seumas. 1998a. Corruption and anti-corruption in the profession of policing. Professional Ethics 6(3–4): 83–106. Miller, Seumas. 1998b. Authority, discretion and accountability: The case of policing. In Finding and implementing values, ed. C. Sampford, N. Preston, and C. Bois, 37–53. London: Routledge. Miller, Seumas. 1999. Noble cause corruption in policing. African Security Review 8(3): 12–23. Miller, Seumas. 2010a. The moral foundations of social institutions: A philosophical study.

Oxford: Hart Publishing. Feinberg, Joel. 1987. Harm to others: The moral limits of the criminal law. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Goldstein, Herman. 1990. Problem-oriented policing. New York: McGraw-Hill. A. 1961. The concept of law. Oxford: Clarendon Press. Kleinig, John, Peter Mameli, Seumas Miller, Douglas Salane, and Adina Schwartz. 2011. Security and privacy: Global standards for ethical identity management in contemporary liberal democratic states. Canberra: ANU Press. Kleinig, John. 1996.

More specifically, what further features do corrupt actions possess which warrant, at least in some cases, their being criminalised? If a serviceable definition of the concept of a corrupt action is to be found—one that does not collapse into the more general notion of an immoral action—then attention needs to be focussed on the moral effects that some actions have on persons and institutions. 2 That is, an action is corrupt by virtue of having a corrupting effect on a person’s moral character or on an institutional process or purpose.

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