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Commentary and data analysis – How To Predict Bad Cops In Chicago

How To Predict Bad Cops In Chicago By Rob Arthur

“In addition to the outsize number of complaints, Kalven said, repeaters have broader, cultural impacts, both within and outside of the department. Within the department, repeaters might normalize misconduct toward residents, pushing other cops toward wrongdoing. Outside of the department, the behavior of these officers can turn the community against the police. “That’s what the ‘few bad apples’ theory doesn’t capture: the kind of compounding, metastasizing arms that flow from the impunity of bad cops,” Kalven said.” [The deduction that repeaters normalize misconduct is applicable in other arenas in which misconduct by individuals within professional groups or teams can cause new negative yet acceptable patterns of behaviour.]

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