Assignment #1 Review questions Chap. 1 p. 26: 1. A single standard of ethics cannot be applied to all criminal justice agencies. The world is too complex to legislate morality and ethics. The cultures that make up each part of the world are not the same.
Sam Freeman Jr Introduction to Criminal Justice Ethics (CJUS261) Professor Umeki Ramsey Unit 1 – Discussion Board 2 November 18, 2015 Police officers sole purpose in the United States is to protect and serve the county, city municipality, and state government to ensure that the law is being upheld by everybody within them. Peace officers assume a focal part in the law authorization framework. They screen criminal movement, tune in group watches, react to crisis calls, issue tickets, make captures, examine violations and affirm in court as required. It is no secret that the United States inherited much of Great Britain governmental institutions. In the Bible, Jesus says “to whom much is given, much will be required” (Luke 12:48).
In the novel, The Lord of The Flies, William Golding utilises how the boys interact with the pigs to exhibit that when man is given too much power and control, it can cause him to become savage and vicious in nature; this is proven by the data collected from the Stanford prison experiment and the psychological experiments performed by Professor Stanley Milgram at Yale University. When man is given power, he is held to a high standard, which is often upheld for a certain amount of time. This idea is shown by how Jack cannot kill the pig at the very beginning of the novel, it also shown by the prison experiment, how the guards start off as normal people, without a power hungry nature. In Mcruer’s article “Cops’ deadly identity problem: How ”
In the fleet, there are many times when officers need to make difficult decisions: decisions that have large consequences. Sometimes, it seems easier to solve the problem by making the wrong decision because the immediate consequences can be a burden. However, it is important for officers to make the correct decisions, even if they have consequences. One situation that comes up often in the fleet is the opportunity to “gun-deck,” which means signing off on something that has not been finished or inspected. Since officers are the leaders in the military, they are the ones most often put in the position to gun-deck.
According to Dent v. City of Dallas, the court ruled that police officers performing discretionary duties in good faith and acting within the course and scope of their employment are immune from personal liability under the doctrine of qualified immunity. The question that is presented in this situation is whether or not the police officer was acting within his course and scope of his employment. As a nation we have endowed our police officers with the right and authority to enforce the laws on whom they choose. Whether or not we reach the realization to this reality however is another story. The police officer has to use his ability on whom to arrest and not arrest responsibly because his actions do affect society.
Factors Contributing to the Self-Legitimacy of Prison Officers Bottoms and Tankebe (2012) define the dialogic nature of legitimacy, i.e. power holders’ legitimacy and self-legitimacy. Self-legitimacy is a process of constructing, affirming and resisting certain self-images of the power holder (Tankebe, 2014). Prison officers enter into interactions with “audiences” (e.g. prisoners) with the view of demonstrating and affirming certain possible selves or identities, which are believed to be justified holders of power (Tankebe, 2014). Furthermore, contacts between prison officers and their colleagues, superiors and prisoners represent those moments in which prison officers have the opportunity to confirm their previously constructed selves (Bottoms and Tankebe, 2013; Tyler and Blader, 2000). The roots of prison officers’ self-legitimacy are thus found in various relationships they find themselves in (relationships with colleagues, superiors and prisoners), and in
The New York City Police Department located in New York, New York. The acronym that is associated with the police department is N.Y.P.D. The Code of Ethics the N.Y.P.D has laid out for upcoming and current police officers is easy to comprehend and to be never forgotten. The sole purpose of the city police department is to prioritize the meaning of life while enforcing the laws set forth for people to follow. That is their mission summed up.
3. Ethics & Values a. Ethics and Professionalism Introduction The challenges of living in today’s society seem greater than ever before. We are bombarded with information through the media, exposed to customer dissatisfaction that we want but cannot achieve, expected to change our attitudes to a wide range of events, be supportive friends, be active and healthy and also good students and continue to please our older relatives by demonstrating that we still adhere to the traditional values of our society. At work, as police officers, your lives will be very challenging.
The ethics, values and diversity of law enforcement have always been tested. Law enforcement face many ethical challenges. Many challenges have presented themselves in the field of justice with racial profiling being the most rampant. Racial profiling is used by many police department for similar purposes. Police often use this method based on stereotypes of African Americans and supposed connections to drug and gang activity.
In a career as prestigious as law enforcement you are held to a higher standard in your daily life. All community members look to you as an up stander and a leader for the community. By knowing this you must maintain this reputation by following strict factors, such as safe driving, in order to ensure you are not looked down upon by the community and your upper members of the command staff as a possibly hazardous individual. Although the phrase “Safe Driving” could have multiple meanings and could be taken in many different ways, when I mention this topic somethings I would say it consists of following strictly by state and city ordinances such as a 15-25 MPH speed limit in business districts and residential areas and all other speed limits set
Throughout the history of correctional officers, they have play an essential role on the behavior of inmates. A Correctional officer job is “a person who is responsible for the supervision safety, and security of person’s in prison” (correctionalofficer.org). People should know that correctional officer are in danger when they are working in prisons because they are containing people who committed murders, robberies, or drug crimes. There has been studies that have examined correctional officer’s level of stress and attitudes towards inmates. (Sagepub).
There are many forms of unethical conduct that takes place in the criminal justice system that is the result of egoistic motivations (Williams & Arrigo, 2012). These criminal activities tend to range from police corruption which can encompass kickbacks, opportunistic theft, fixes, shakedowns as well as the corruption of authority (Williams & Arrigo, 2012).Whereas, corruption within prisons consists of organized drug trafficking, theft, misuse of authority, and even embezzlement (Williams & Arrigo, 2012). What can be gathered from both the police as well as correctional officers is that they are not immune to their willingness and opportunity to neglect moral and legal obligations for personal self-interest (Williams & Arrigo, 2012). Morality
Human service workers, work with voluntary or involuntary clients in situations of adversity in order to enhance the well-being of cliental (citep.6). For human service workers, professional identity must be held in high regards though varying from different professions. Police officers are human service workers with values of respect and integrity; when these values are encompassed, a professional identity is formed. A police officer valuing respect in the workplace will have successful interactions with clients and colleagues.