Rotten Apple Corruption
Department of Justice and Human Services
Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics
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...
Brecher, J. A. (2014). Rotten Apple Corruption. Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics, 2, 817-819. Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/shss_facarticles/507