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CAREER SURVIVAL: Truth or Consequences. 2008 In-Service Training. Truth, Justice and the American Way. Training Objectives. Assess the nature of truth in three contexts: religious, scientific and social. Identify the concept of Noble Cause Corruption.

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CAREER SURVIVAL:

Truth or Consequences

2008 In-Service Training



Training objectives
Training Objectives

  • Assess the nature of truth in three contexts: religious, scientific and social.

  • Identify the concept of Noble Cause Corruption.

  • List four possible consequences of lying under oath.

  • Appraise the consequences of Mark Fuhrman’s testimony in California v. Simpson.


Veritas

The Greek Word for Truth

Veritas

This is the basis for our word

VERDICT.

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The religious view
The Religious View

  • Identifies the truth with God’s testament to man.

  • God’s word is the eternal truth.

  • This truth is so, even if contradicted by science.

  • No other truth can or should exist.


The scientific view
The Scientific View

  • Critical of the divine view of truth.

  • All truths exist within the realm of empirical science and substance.

  • The truth must be tangible, repeatable and clinically testable.


The sociological view
The Sociological View

  • Does not negate the powerful word of God.

  • Allows for liberal interpretations of the truth.

  • A hybrid of the Religious and Scientific views.



The religionist view
The Religionist View

  • The “fall from grace theory.”

  • Everyone is born with the propensity to commit evil.

  • Lying is a manifestation of evil.

  • The propensity to lie increases in adulthood due to unsavory social demands.

  • Adults will lie to gain an advantage or to avoid pain.


The sociological view1
The Sociological View

  • Lying is a learned behavior.

  • Lying is not genetically based.

  • Moral character is an acquired trait.

  • Lying is a product of deficient learning.

  • Lying can become seductive, compulsive and in some cases, addictive.


Lying in policing
Lying in Policing

  • Collars for Dollars

  • Unnecessary witnesses

  • Skyrocketing overtime costs

  • Described as ‘Racketeering’


Lying in policing continued
Lying in Policing (continued)

  • Lying to a suspect in interrogations

  • Double dipping

  • Undercover operations


Noble cause corruption
Noble Cause Corruption

  • Using unethical means to catch criminals.

  • They believe it is right to do so.

  • Utilitarian viewpoint: the greatest good.

  • The ends justify the means.



Consequences
Consequences

  • Damage to reputation

    • Professional

    • Personal

    • Agency

  • Loss of cases

    • Instant case

    • All pending cases

    • Cases previously adjudicated


Consequences1
Consequences

Loss of employment

Difficulty in finding employment

Criminal proceedings

Fines

Jail




Training objectives1
Training Objectives

  • Assess the nature of truth in three contexts: religious, scientific and social.

  • Identify the concept of Noble Cause Corruption.

  • List four possible consequences of lying under oath.

  • Appraise the consequences of Mark Fuhrman’s testimony in California v. Simpson.


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