Are Deceptive Interrogation Tactics by Police Ethical?

Hershberger, Lindsay
February 2005
PA Times;Feb2005, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p5
Trade Publication
Focuses on the moral and ethical issue of whether deceptive interrogation tactics by police are ethical in the U.S. Assertion that police is fiduciaries of the public trust and trust is intrinsically tied to ethical behavior; Suggestion that the central ethical issue of using deceptive interrogation tactics is whether the ends justify the means; Citation of two Supreme Court cases that have shaped the practice of police interrogations; Inclusions in the types of deception that police use; Variations in the severity of the ethical implications among these different police tactics.


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