Tips on how to avoid victimization paradox

At first, based on real rule violations, no matter how miniscule, and then, on to fabricated rule violations. One group of women that just saw the victim get repeatedly shocked tended to derogate her. This behavior arises early in life. The answer, like the justification of officer safety, is harsh, but simple: Indeed, research shows that people who grow up in chaotic circumstances, quite rationally from their perspective, are less likely to postpone gratification.

The department must understand that the citizens trust the police to be ethical, and a breach of that trust is unjust. Play Video.

Why we're psychologically hardwired to blame the victim

It was a show of force. But another group, which before being asked to characterize the victim was told that she was not seriously harmed, did not engage in victim-blaming.

The question to answer for the citizens is how can such behavior be prevented? Preventing corruption completely is a tall order.

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Though they cannot be blamed for being tempted, they should be blamed for acting on those temptations. Personal interview, May 7, 1999. Loading comments… Trouble loading? In the 39 th precinct in Philadelphia the five officers were officially convicted for lying on police reports, misappropriating drug bust funds, and framing innocent victims of drug possession. They look at the dealers, they look at themselves, and then they look at the money; it becomes rational for them to have a piece of the pie.


She was released in 1994. That may sound harsh, but that is just the way it is White, Z. What is unpredictable with any kind of reliability is what will happen to a given individual. Stricter screening methods need to be implemented to decrease the chance that a potential hire will become corrupt. Since corruption of this kind has existed in the police force since ad infinitum, it is conceivable that some or all of these methods have been attempted in some capacity. The number one rule in officer training is officer safety--period.

It is predictable that some officers will be corrupt. If the world is unfair and unpredictable, delaying fun to do homework makes little sense. Further, it is not practical to act unethically. Now, officers see themselves behaving like this for the department, and they ask themselves why the department, and thus all its employees should be the only beneficiary when it is individuals that are in the trenches.

Policies like this can change perfectly honest, but insecure officers into average crooks. Once an officer is hired, the department should do all it can to promote ethics on the job.

The situation of police corruption, specifically policemen planting evidence, stealing contraband for their own personal accounts, and falsifying police reports, is tremendous.