According to Pollock (2007), fear and loyalty are two reasons law enforcement officers do not violate the “code of silence”. Some are aware of the “wrong” activity and do nothing, but do not inform supervisors, thus, becoming part of the conspiracy of silence.
Moreover, no one reports any wrongdoing because each of the other officers who may have witnessed the wrongdoing has engaged in similar behavior that could be also sanctioned.
Accordingly, the code of silence continues.
Do you agree? Explain.