Police Corruption in the United States

LaShonda Card, Kent State University

ABSTRACT
Police corruption is a worldwide problem. The degree to which many city and state police officers has gotten involved in corrupt activities requires some documentation and analysis. There are many cases of police corruption in the United States. This paper will focus on forms of police corruption in the United States and the theories of police corruption. The data are collected based on review of literature and ethnographic observations in American police operations. The data show that police corruption in the United States is motivated, in the main, by the "drug war" policy.

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