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Professional policing/ ethics
HCC Police academy
Terms in this set (24)
Professionalisms earliest meaning comes from those professing the vows of a _____________________.
The occupation which one professes to be skilled in and to follow.
One who is "engaged in one of the learned or skilled professions, or in a calling considered socially superior to a trade or handicraft."
Characteristics of professionalism
Service to others,
Assessment of client needs,
Theoretical body of knowledge obtained through extended pre-Service education Standards for entry, practice, and ethical conduct
Professional association to maintain standards
Continuing education and life long learning
Misuses of the term professionalism
Many confuse professionalism with an image of the officer who is cool and aloof, showing no feeling, with a crisp uniform, and shined shoes.
The primary beneficiary of the criminal justice system is the _________________.
______________ involves the definition and achievement of what is good or bad, or right or wrong, in relation to moral duty and obligation.
In the study of ethics, it is critical to understand that the ___________ is as important as the act.
The professional behavior of a peace officer and others in the criminal justice system needs to come closer to "___________" ethical behavior than may be possible in private life.
Ethical people are ________, not born.
for or against
Peer pressure can work ______________ ethical behavior.
Doing what is ________ rather than what may be more rewarding financially or simply more expedient is even more _____________
humanity in general
Primitive people recognize few, if any, obligations to those outside their tribe. But modern people in this shrinking world must recognize their obligation to __________________.
If standards of right and wrong are not consistent with the law, peace officers' actions may have a negative ____________.
If officers fail to hold themselves accountable in the same way that suspects or offenders are, people will believe that the officers' position and criminal justice system as a whole are ______________.
Attitudes and actions
__________________ must be in line with the basic moral codes and the laws of the land if they are to have a positive effect upon the public.
Can a police officer who finds reason to disregard the law enforce the law effectively?
For the purpose of training, __________ involves the expression or use of facts without distortion by personal feelings or prejudice.
Practicing ___________ in your personal life makes it easier to practice it in your professional life.
biased, prejudice and unfair.....diminished
Word gets around if an officer is ____________ and his/her ability to serve is ___________.
The state or quality of mind or spirit that enables one to face danger with self-possession, confidence, and resolution; bravery; valor.
facing barricaded, armed suspect
The _________ has a special role to investigate accusations relating to the officers behavior.
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