Please watch the movie,”LA Confidential” and respond to the question below, a minimum of 200 words.
THE BLUE CODE OF SILENCE:
The Blue Code of Silence or Wall of Silence is an unwritten rule among police officers in the United States not to report on a colleague’s errors, misconducts, or crimes. If questioned about an incident of misconduct involving another officer (e.g. during the course of an official inquiry), while following the code, the officer being questioned would claim ignorance of another officer’s wrongdoing. It represents an effort to control “ends,” the outcome of events; ends cannot be controlled. The code is considered to be police corruption and misconduct. Officers who follow the code are unable to report fellow officers who participate in corruption due to the unwritten laws of their “police family;” this is depicted throughout the move. When officers are hired, they are already on the crime-control side of the continuum. Important referents in their environment encourage behavior that is crime-control oriented and reinforce temptations for noble cause corruption. From an organizational point of view, something has to go wrong for line officers to move back towards a balanced perspective. In your opinion, which scene(s) depicts this concept most strongly and why? Please provide two examples.