The Cost of Misconduct, 8 hours
Every year, hundreds of officers are investigated, disciplined, and prosecuted for misconduct. Each of these ethical breeches exposes the agency to liability, damages the public trust, and impedes criminal investigations. The Cost of Misconduct examines the psychological, social, and organizational factors that contribute to misconduct and includes a review of the individual psychology of misconduct, such as moral development and common rationalizations. Further, staff examines and reviews the roles of authority and social learning and the influences of organizational oversight and policies. All of this is accomplished using relevant case studies and classroom discussion.