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because it affects not only the individual, his department, the law enforcement community as a whole, but society as well. Police corruption can be controlled; it just takes a little extra effort. And In the long run, that effort will be well worth it to both the agency and the community. (Walker, 1992: p. 89) The powers given by the state to the police to use force have always caused concern. Although improvements have been made to control corruption, numerous opportunities exist for deviant and corrupt practices. The opportunity to aquire power in excess of that which is legally permitted or to misuse power is always available. The police subculture is a contributing factor to these practices, because officers who often act in a corrupt manner are often over looked, and

condoned by other members of the subculture. As mentioned from the very begining of this report the problem of police deviance and corruption will never be completely solved, just as the police will never be able to solve the crime problem in our society. One step in the right direction, however, is the monitoring and control of the police and the appropriate use of police style to enforce laws and to provide service to the public. — Works Cited Beals, Gregory (1993, Oct 21). Why Good Cops Go Bad. Newsweek, p. 18. Carter, David L. (1986). Deviance & Police. Ohio: Anderson Publishing Co. Castaneda, Ruben (1993, Jan. 18). Bearing the Badge of Mistrust. The Washington Post, p. 11. Dantzker, Mark L. (1995, ). Understanding Today’s Police. New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc.

James, George (1993, Mar. 29). Confessions of Corruption. The New York Times, p. 8. James, George (1993, Nov. 17). Officials Say Police Corruption is Hard To Stop. The New York Times, p. 3. Sherman, Lawrence W (1978). Scandal And Reform. Los Angeles: University of California Press. Simpson, Scott T. (1993, June 14). Mollen Commission Findings. New York Post, p. 28 Walker, J.T. (1992). Briefs of 100 leading cases in the law enforcement. Cincinnati: Anderson Publishing Company. Weber, Bruce (1993, April 3). Confessions of Corruption. The New York Times, p. 5.