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1 2008 In-Service Training CAREER SURVIVAL: Truth or Consequences

2 Truth, Justice and the American Way

3 Training Objectives Assess the nature of truth in three contexts: religious, scientific and social. Assess the nature of truth in three contexts: religious, scientific and social. Identify the concept of Noble Cause Corruption. Identify the concept of Noble Cause Corruption. List four possible consequences of lying under oath. List four possible consequences of lying under oath. Appraise the consequences of Mark Fuhrmans testimony in California v. Simpson. Appraise the consequences of Mark Fuhrmans testimony in California v. Simpson.

4 Veritas This is the basis for our word VERDICT. The Greek Word for Truth

5 The Religious View Identifies the truth with Gods testament to man. Identifies the truth with Gods testament to man. Gods word is the eternal truth. Gods word is the eternal truth. This truth is so, even if contradicted by science. This truth is so, even if contradicted by science. No other truth can or should exist. No other truth can or should exist.

6 The Scientific View Critical of the divine view of truth. Critical of the divine view of truth. All truths exist within the realm of empirical science and substance. All truths exist within the realm of empirical science and substance. The truth must be tangible, repeatable and clinically testable. The truth must be tangible, repeatable and clinically testable.

7 The Sociological View Does not negate the powerful word of God. Does not negate the powerful word of God. Allows for liberal interpretations of the truth. Allows for liberal interpretations of the truth. A hybrid of the Religious and Scientific views. A hybrid of the Religious and Scientific views.

8 The Origins of Lying

9 The Religionist View The fall from grace theory. The fall from grace theory. Everyone is born with the propensity to commit evil. Everyone is born with the propensity to commit evil. Lying is a manifestation of evil. Lying is a manifestation of evil. The propensity to lie increases in adulthood due to unsavory social demands. The propensity to lie increases in adulthood due to unsavory social demands. Adults will lie to gain an advantage or to avoid pain. Adults will lie to gain an advantage or to avoid pain.

10 The Sociological View Lying is a learned behavior. Lying is a learned behavior. Lying is not genetically based. Lying is not genetically based. Moral character is an acquired trait. Moral character is an acquired trait. Lying is a product of deficient learning. Lying is a product of deficient learning. Lying can become seductive, compulsive and in some cases, addictive. Lying can become seductive, compulsive and in some cases, addictive.

11 Lying in Policing Collars for Dollars Collars for Dollars Unnecessary witnesses Unnecessary witnesses Skyrocketing overtime costs Skyrocketing overtime costs Described as Racketeering Described as Racketeering

12 Lying in Policing (continued) Lying to a suspect in interrogations Lying to a suspect in interrogations Double dipping Double dipping Undercover operations Undercover operations

13 Noble Cause Corruption Using unethical means to catch criminals. Using unethical means to catch criminals. They believe it is right to do so. They believe it is right to do so. Utilitarian viewpoint: the greatest good. Utilitarian viewpoint: the greatest good. The ends justify the means. The ends justify the means.

14 Justify the Means The Ends

15 Consequences Damage to reputation Damage to reputation Professional Professional Personal Personal Agency Agency Loss of cases Loss of cases Instant case Instant case All pending cases All pending cases Cases previously adjudicated Cases previously adjudicated

16 Consequences Loss of employment Loss of employment Difficulty in finding employment Difficulty in finding employment Criminal proceedings Criminal proceedings Fines Fines Jail Jail

17 California v. Simpson

18 Lying Under Oath: The Mark Fuhrman Experience

19 Training Objectives Assess the nature of truth in three contexts: religious, scientific and social. Assess the nature of truth in three contexts: religious, scientific and social. Identify the concept of Noble Cause Corruption. Identify the concept of Noble Cause Corruption. List four possible consequences of lying under oath. List four possible consequences of lying under oath. Appraise the consequences of Mark Fuhrmans testimony in California v. Simpson. Appraise the consequences of Mark Fuhrmans testimony in California v. Simpson.

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