Shannyn Wood  Unit 4.2 COLLAPSE Hi Class, A gratuity is a present offered to law

Shannyn Wood 
Unit 4.2
Hi Class,
A gratuity is a present offered to law enforcement officials in exchange for services provided or expected. Accepting any kind of gratuity, even in the form of coffee, is, in my opinion, corrupt. Taking gratuities may jeopardize policing duties and influence decision-making. Taking gratuities may alter the behavior of those who accept them. This is unethical and unprofessional behavior. According to the notion of reciprocity, which states that people believe they owe something to the donor, the police officer may provide further assistance to the giver. Accepting gratuities is frequently the first step toward big corruption later on. As a result, I am opposed to the practice of offering and taking gratuities.
Savannah Bowers 
No, I do not feel that giving a police officer things like a cup of coffee or a free meal is corruption.  Gratuities are gifts to police officers thanking them for their services.  However, corruption is when officers take bribes like money in return for things like looking the other way when the person that bribed them is committing a crime.  “Police corruption has many definitions. Herman Goldstein defines it as acts involving the misuse of authority by a police officer in a manner designed to produce personal gain for himself or others.” (Dempsey et al., 2018)  I think gratuities should be allowed.  We should thank our officers for putting their lives on the line for their citizens.  Us giving them gifts and free things for that is not corruption.  It is simply showing these officers we appreciate what they do for us on a daily basis

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