Utilize Internet search engines to identify an incident involving corruption or misconduct involving a criminal justice professional. Provide a brief summary of the incident (don’t forget to cite your source). In your opinion, why did this incident occur. Potential explanations include:
- 1. Unique personality characteristics of the criminal justice professional;
- 2. Organizational explanations (e.g., the culture within a department/agency, an ineffective disciplinary system, etc.);
- 3. Societal explanations (e.g., the message society sends to criminal justice professionals regarding their perceived role, etc.).
- 4. Additionally, provide suggestions regarding steps that can be taken to reduce the possibility that this type of misconduct will occur in the future.
Forum 2 (Complete 1-2 pages length, 3 credible sources cited in APA)
You are a rookie FBI special agent conducting field work alongside an older, experienced agent. You are working late into the evening conducting interviews. The experienced agent tells you that the restaurant on the corner likes to have armed law enforcement officers around because they deter crime, so the owner gives free meals to agents and police officers. Your partner mentions that he visits this establishment at least three times each week. He insists that you visit the restaurant with him tonight. He proceeds to order steak, potatoes, and all the trimmings. What are you going to do? What if it were just a convenience store offering free coffee, and the owner refused to take your money at the cash register? Provide a persuasive argument as to whether or not gratuities of this nature should be acceptable.