Internal Criminal Justice Corruption


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Internal Criminal Justice Corruption:
A Review of the Literature
According to Ross and Parke (2009) law enforcement in the United States over the past 25 years can be compared to the opening line from Charles Dickens, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.’ They note that since the Congress passed the Violent Control and Law Enforcement Act in 1994 crime in the United States has dropped across the board, however there have been 70 investigations of police departments for misconduct (p. 199).
One of the most serious investigations involved the New Orleans Police Department. This investigation followed the conviction of three city policemen involved in “the fatal shooting of a man and subsequent burning of his corpse” in the...
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.....r local government to look at the recommendations made by Benson as ways to prevent the kind of corruption that tainted the New Orleans Police Department and was exposed during the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina (Ross and Parke, 2009, pp. 205-207).
Benson, B. L. (1988, Spring/Summer). An institutional explanation for corruption of criminal justice officials. Cato Journal, 8(1), 139-163. Retrieved from
Guarding the guards. (2011, April 16). The Economist, 36-37.
Ross, D. & Parke, P. (2009. June). Policing by consent decree an analysis of 4 42 U.S.C. § 14141 and the new model for police accountability. Police Practice & Research, 10(3), 199-208. DOI: 10.1080/15614260802381109