The transcripts of the official inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press. More…

Well, what it might help you to do is not always make the right judgment but make as good a judgment as you can, and all professions have ethical dilemmas. The press come to you: "We've got a story about X", and this completely diverts the investigation. Do you stand off or do you intervene? And you're not going to get a checklist that will do that, but if you do have some kind of frame of reference where you can say, "I made it in order to do this", you are on the right path, I think. At least you have a chance of success, and in the information revolution you're talking about, I think there will be a lot more of these challenges and I hope that you would be able to help the police on that path.

One thing I would say about mindset -- I think it's about -- we're all coming to a new mindset about the age we're in and I'm sure you don't for a moment, because you know far too much about the police -- I mean, there are an awful lot of people in the police who are absolutely devoted to the mission, the -- in managing this change, acknowledging more bad news may be there and they have to deal with it, because they feel their mission is being tainted and it feels -- at times, they feel it reflects on them, when actually what's happening is we're all going through a shift in the access to information and challenge and testing and scrutiny.

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