Unit 9 Discussion
Corruption of Public Officials
Before completing the discussion forum assignment, read and watch the following:
Questionable Police Stops (Links to an external site.)
Police Informant Planting Drugs (Links to an external site.)
More Jack Abramoff (Links to an external site.)
The influence of money in the government and law enforcement is pervasive. Lobbyists pour billions each year into influencing politicians. Similarly, some police departments are provided incentives (federal grant money, forfeited assets and increased income) to enforce certain crimes (primarily drug-related). Research, analyze and discuss cases in which such monetary temptations lead to corruption.