Ethics And Integrity In Criminal Justice

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In my journal I will discuss the three important elements of ethics, morality, and integrity that will relate to your desired role in the field of criminal justice. And then explain the role of ethics and integrity in the criminal justice profession, and the higher standard expected of criminal justice professionals.
I believe ethics is the foundation of the criminal justice system; ethics helped officers develop morals that will be used in the performance of their duties. It helps officers understand and explain criminal activity, and what society deem as acceptable punishment. Ethics is important because the criminal justice system is effective when officers perform their duties in an ethical manner. Ethics plays an importance role in criminal
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Integrity in law enforcement, go hand and hand; duties are thing that officers must or must not do; duties are obligations that need to be fulfilled (Arrigo & Williams, 2008). All law enforcement officer must have integrity in order for them to perform in a professional manner. For example correctional officers are expected to take care of criminals that have been convicted of some type of crime (Sturgeon, 2010). The integrity within the prison has to be shown by the officer, because if not the prisoner will observe the officer and eventually test how far they can go with the officer (Sturgeon, 2010).
Police officers are held to a higher standard of conduct by the public, because they are protectors of the public and are authorized to apply force when legally justified. Officers take an oath of office, and are expected to obey the codes of ethics, laws, rules, and regulations.
In conclusion it does not matter if the officer chooses to use their training or just trust their instincts, it is important for them to remember that ethical behavior and practices are at the forefront of the law enforcement profession. The law enforcement professionals cannot just think ethically; they must make ethics an intricate part of their

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