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    Seven Training Tools for Law Enforcement Ethics

    Dr. Frank Kardasz

    The study focused on ethics training for law enforcement. Preliminary research identified seven general
    categories of training tools and methods used to teach ethics to law enforcement officers.
    Descriptions of the seven training tools follows:

    BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS
    Books and publications are frequently used to provide information to students of ethics. For listings of
    books and publications related to law enforcement ethics training, see the following site:
    http://www.kardasz.org/Books_and_publications_for_ethics_training.html

    CASE STUDIES
    Case studies of actual or hypothetical ethical issues are another tool for ethics instructors. A
    discussion of the case study approach can be found at: http://www.kardasz.org/Case_study_method.html

    CODES OF ETHICS
    Codes of ethics are sometimes used as ethics training tools. A brief discussion of codes of ethics can
    be found at: http://www.kardasz.org/Codes_of_Ethics.html

    DECISION MAKING TOOLS
    Decision making tools include the processes recommended for reaching a conclusion. Decision
    making tools are often taught by law enforcement ethics instructors. They provide learners with step-by-
    step methods of analyzing issues and reaching proper conclusions. Several decision making tools are
    described at: http://www.kardasz.org/Decision_Making_Tools.html

    FILMS
    Films with law enforcement ethics themes are sometimes used by instructors. For a listing of some of
    the films, see the following site:
    http://www.kardasz.org/Films_for_law_enforcement_ethics_training.html

    PHILOSOPHY AND PHILOSOPHERS
    Popular philosophers for law enforcement training include Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, Confucius, Kant and
    Sarte. The theories of each has been used in teaching ethics for law enforcement.  Brief discussions of
    each can be found at:




    Purchase the book:
    Kardasz, F. (2008). Ethics training for law enforcement: Practices and trends.
    Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag.
    ISBN: 3639001567. ISBN-13: 9783639001563.
    Available from http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/3639001567/

Dr. Frank Kardasz  P.O. Box 45048 Phoenix, AZ 85064
e-mail:
kardasz(at)kardasz.org

Ethics Training for Law Enforcement