The problem is when the police are corrupt and ARE the criminals themselves. Power corrupts, as they say. https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/Court-Victims-can-t-make-a-federal-case-out-of-13704610.php We don't do that here, at least. We feed people into the prison system so companies can profit by chewing and spitting them out. It only exists to punish; rehabilitation is not a priority and many prisoners will find themselves there again. Of course, I like in a country that boasts one of the highest prison populations in the world.