Food for Thought: Why Study Police Deviance and Accountability?

Posted: January 6, 2013 by Mike Larsen in Food for Thought

Welcome new contributors! The first ‘food for thought’ question is as follows:

Explain why you are interested in learning about police deviance and accountability. What makes this an important area of study? Use examples to support your response.

  1. J S Pandey says:

    As a former police officer in India I want to know if it is primarily our crime-fighting role which is responsible for our persistent deviance, and if yes how can we rid the public,the politicians ,and ourselves of the notion that police efforts can control crime without trampling on human rights of citizens,or that police can find out the unknown offender without indulging in physical or mental torture or fraud.

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