Article critique 1

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ARTICLE 1 CRITIQUES INSTRUCTIONS

For article critique, you will select 2 peer-reviewed articles no older than 5 years. Using concepts presented in the weekly reading and study, you will write a 1–2-page critique of these articles in current APA format. For specific grading criteria, see “Article Critiques Grading Rubric.”

 

Article Critique 1

Locate 2 peer-reviewed articles no older than 5 years about ethics in policing administration. Provide an in-depth discussion of the findings in each article.

  1. Based on your critique of the literary pieces, what might an ethical organization look like?
  2. Specify the characteristics of training, leadership, and employees that might be expected in an ethical police organization.
  3. Review the biblical themes in the presentation titled: “Police (Part 1)” found in the Module/Week 2 Reading & Study folder.
  4. Discuss some of the challenges associated with organizations that are replete with corruption like racism and discrimination from a Christian and biblical worldview.

 

Biblical themes from presentation

 

  1. Scripture states in Matthew 5:9 (ESV) “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”.

 

  1. Therefore, it is Godly to be peacemakers and so it is incumbent upon law enforcement to embrace these practices.

 

  1. Scripture also says in Psalm 82: 3-4 “Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked”.

 

  1. With respect to race and racism, evil and sin are colorblind. We have to embrace that everyone has issues.

 

  1. That being said, Scripture warns against favoritism and makes clear in the Old Testament that the stranger must be treated fairly.

 

  1. Scripture also warns against favoring the rich and powerful.

 

  1. Law enforcement must embrace integrity, values, and loyalty.

 

  1. Proverbs 28:18 states “Whoever walks in integrity will be delivered, but he who is crooked in his ways will suddenly fall”.

 

  1. Scripture also indicates that in Proverbs 18:24 “A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother”.

 

  1. This further emphasis why a loyal subculture of brotherhood, is favored among law enforcement officers.

 

  1. Lastly, Scripture states in Luke 6:31 “And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them”.

 

  1. This really sums up the importance and the role of law enforcement as stewards of the community.

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