The Importance Of Ethics In Criminal Justice

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The word "ethics" is derived from the Greek word ethos (character), and from the Latin word mores (customs). Together, they combine to define how individuals choose to interact with each other. In philosophy, ethics defines what is good for the individual and the society, and establishes the nature of duties that people owe to themselves and one another. Ethics involves making moral decisions on the right and wrong, good or bad situations presented to an individual, which may not be based on what is true; but, what is deemed as normal circumstances of acceptance.
Criminal Justice being the foreseen profession of my choice, to be a member of, takes into consideration professional ethics that vary vastly across the board. I currently study criminal justice, where I am pursing a Bachelor’s Degree to aid in becoming a criminal lawyer. This ethical report will allow for a proper understanding of ethics, and how to make me a better individual in my field. Under this system, it is important for there to be ethical practices. This helps to effectively maintain the criminal justice system, while developing one’s moral reasoning, and taking into
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In this field one has to be diligent and thorough in every aspect of work. One of the professional ethics of this field is being confidential. One must practice complete confidentiality when dealing with evidence that is practically considered a “life or death” situation. One must be able to timely prepare each case, given that cases have set dates and scheduled timing. It is necessary to compile information given, come up with points of research, and go through evidence to find what is needed to win the case before the date is set for court. Often time’s, lawyers have to be trustworthy based on the fact that their clients will divulge considerable amounts of personal information, with the belief that it’ll be safe with
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