Dodging the Pitfalls of Noble Cause Corruption and the Intelligence Unit

With today’s national emphasis for an Intelligence-Sharing Environment (ISE), there are greater opportunities for noble cause corruption (NCC) in law enforcement’s efforts to combat terrorism and fight major crimes. Law enforcement officers vow to protect and serve, and that oath implies strictly adhering to the constitutional guidelines interpreted via our Bill of Rights. Yet, there lies the potential privacy violations that are rationalized by officers in an effort to achieve “the desired ends.” Agency administrators and trainers must address intelligence scenarios wherein noble cause corruption may occur in order to better educate their officers in the intelligence unit.