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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw Enforcement & Police · 1 decade ago

How can we guarantee that law enforcement officers do not buy into corruption?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Use the ballot box.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    There is no way to guarantee that the law enforcement officers do not buy into corruption because there are good and bad law enforcements in America. I don't see a way to make them not want to be corrupted because of the environment they are in and the drugs that are coming and going on the streets.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Of course some corruption will always exist everywhere.

    Buy pay them better, better working conditions and hours would be a good start.

    Many officers in small towns make 7 or 8 bucks a hour with no health insurance or any benifits of any type. They would make better money at McDonalds. So the next time you drive though a town of 10,000 or 20,000 people consider that the person protecting you earns less than the guy grilling the burgers.

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  • 1 decade ago

    How I wish there was a way. Unfortunately, I must agree with the answer from "Jack F", corruption seeps into all professions and power. The best way of dealing with it is to acknowledge that it does exist and you're likely to get mixed up with it at some point or another within your lifetime, unfortunately. Just have to be on your toes with authority figures, sadly.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    There are no guarantees in life. Likewise with law enforcement or anything else, you can only minimise the occurence of it happening by encouraging them to be honest (ie with competitive pay with good benefits so that they will be able to earn a decent living and not have to resort to greed). Separately, I believe in setting strict laws to curb wayward thoughts. When there is a severe consequence, along with general contentment from competitive pay, there is little incentive for someone to be dishonest. I think.

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  • jack f
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    1 decade ago

    There is no guarantees in life. Some law enforcement officers are dirtier than the criminals they arrest. Some use their badge to help themselves, not help the public. Some gang members joined the police department just to help the gangs out. There are dirty cops, and its impossible to weed them all out. They are good at what they do. There are corrupt cops, corrupt lawyers, corrupt judges, corrupt city councilmen, corrupt teachers, corrupt bankers, bakers, and candlestick makers. You can't stop it.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You can't gurantee that. Even if you pay more/better as someone has already mentioned, there will be that one person who wants more and is thus tempted by corruption.

    What can be done is to reduce the likelyhood by making sur ethe pay is adequate, opportunities for corruption are lower (I dunno, always work in a team of 2 or more?) and make sure those who are tempted into corruption are made an example of.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Keep their salaries high. No one wants to be corrupt or bad, it's generally need and not greed that forces corruption. If they don't need to be corrupt they will seldom take the risk of losing their reputation and their jobs.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1. harsher punishment for law breakers who are law enforcers.

    2. make them agree to a contract that forces them to pay up high amounts if they are caught.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You cannot. Corruption will always exist.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Pay them better! Stronger punishments for those that do commit crime while "under color of authority"

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