Police constitutes one of the most important agency of Law enforcement. It is also the very important segment of our criminal justice system. For good governance of country, Police play a very crucial role. Law vests the Police with powerful power to arrest, power to investigate and power to interrogate. In democratic society these powers are vested in the Police to keep with checks and balances with a view to ensure that these powers are not abused by Police.
But still Police deviance occurs.....
The increasing politicization of police system has destroyed its morale and discipline. Police deviance occurs due to mainly politicians as they have become 'puppets' in the hands of politicians cum rulers. Police in the fear do the deviance.
Police deviance means deviating from duty. There are many types of Police deviances. The one which can be seen is Police Gratuity. A gratuity is the receipt of free meals, services or discounts. These are considered fringe benefits of the job. To gain rewards, they violate the Code of Ethics.
Police Shakedown, Police Perjury, Police brutality, Police sleeping on duty etc.
One which is made common by Politicians and Business people is Police Gratuity. And this is how our system gets corrupted.