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Journalism & Communication
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News Log [Student’s Name] [Course Title] [Professor’s Name] [Date] News Log 1. Police Officer Found Guilty In the Phone Hacking Scandal Investigations on the phone hacking scandal found April Casburn involved in selling confidential police case information on phone calls to the News of the World..
However, the judge Mr. Justice Fulford des not brought this request into consideration and announces five year imprisonment (BBC, 2013). The misconduct occurred in the Metropolitan Police Services, where the information of the Crown’s case was leaked to the News of the world. The investigation by the Metropolitan police revealed that this hacking activity was not restricted to a single reporter, but has a wide network with several people being involved in it, who would be caught soon. Casburn, with an annual salary of ?65000, was working as the Detective Inspector of terrorist activities in the Metropolitan Police Services, defended her act of hacking by saying that she wanted to bring the news in front as her departmental members were not serious about the case (Laville, 2013). Not being a very strong point, her defense was rejected by the jury committee. This conduct of hers has letdown the name of her police department and her colleagues have no soft corner for her. Eleveden and Tuleta, members of the operation panel said that Casburn has misused her position and in no ways deserves anything less than high penalty (Laville, 2013). They added that leaking or publicizing confidential information can be justified at some occasions, when the intention is to stop corruption. ...
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