1. In a heterogeneous society, why is it so important, and so difficult, for police officers - 23460

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  1. In a heterogeneous society, why is it so important, and so difficult, for police officers to conduct themselves in ethical fashion? Do you believe ethical problems will continue to arise with respect to the police and minorities in the future? Why or why not?
  2. Discuss the steps the police in the United States have taken in the past quarter of a century toward professionalization. Are there major issues still to be addressed before the transition is complete? If so, what are some of them?
  3. Mills has attempted to provide a framework that will increase awareness of ethical issues within police organizations in order to enhance the process of ethical decision making. She focuses on four dimensions that influence the decision making process in such organizations. What are these four dimensions and how do Mills think consideration of them might help the police confront ethical issues?
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     In a heterogeneous society it is essential that the police officers not only represent the diverse population but have the necessary training to apply the law fairly and equally. Unfortunately in a society filled with diversity ethical challenges surface for the police officer in the field especially concerning minorities overrepresentation. In order to prevent this overrepresentation police must conduct themselves in an ethical and legal fashion ensuring they select suspects based solely on their suspicious behavior and not based on their ethnicity. When police officer use racial profiling to identify criminal suspects problems will continue to arise with police and minorities in the future.