CAHSS Faculty Articles

Title

Rotten Apple Corruption

Department

Department of Justice and Human Services

Publication Date

1-2014

Publication Title

Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics

ISSN

ISBN: 9781452274119

Volume

2

First Page

817

Last Page

819

Abstract

Rotten apple theory is an individualistic perspective of police corruption that views police deviance as the work of isolated individuals (“rotten apples”) who evade detection during the screening and selection process. Once inside a police agency rotten apples prey on...

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