This paper will discuss the various ethical dilemmas facing school resource officers (SRO). This will include problems with 4th amendment protections of students, interviews and interrogations of juveniles, as well as, privacy issues expected by students and faculty. Other issues to be will also address two sociological theories, the Self Efficacy and the Modeling theory. I will also discuss how school discipline is being reclassified in to criminal behavior resulting in many children being classified as criminals due to minor behavior problems. Finally this paper will discuss the SROs role, should it be public servant, or crime fighter.
Some things change, some things stay the same. The National Education Association (NEA) adopted a code of ethics in 1975 (Strike & Soltis 2009, p. viii). While this code still upholds many concerns that educators face today, it is important to make sure that a code of ethics is a breathing document. It must adapt and change with the changing of time. Strike and Soltis (2009) reference the code of ethics quite regularly throughout the entire book. It is first introduced in full at the beginning of the book. Looking over the code, it is important to remember that much has changed since it was first adopted. While all of the code still applies, it is necessary to add to the code to make it acceptable for the twenty-first century.
I was purely shocked after reading about Willowbrook State School. I believe that they violated all four ethic principles of medicine: respect for autonomy, nonmaleficence, beneficence, and justice. Respect for autonomy mean protecting the patients right to make their own decisions (Harrington, 2015, p. 297). First of all, the patients themselves were mentally handicapped children and were not able to make their own decisions. Second of all, the parents were not given proper informed consent because not all information about what was being done to the patients were disclosed. Nonmaleficence means that providers should "do no harm" their patients (Harrington, 2015, p. 297). This was violated when they purposely infected the patients for experimental
In the case study Appropriate Punishment Versus Political Expediency, nine African American male teenagers were severely punished for their involvement in a violent altercation at a high school football game. Some people in the local community; especially the African American population became outraged by the school board’s ruling. Other community members, including many white residents, and school board officials thought the punishment was just. This situation exposes many controversial issues occurring within the educational system. Topics such as race relations and appropriateness in student discipline were prominent. With strong political and social context associated with these subject matters, there are complexities in addressing these types of situations. In any event, educational leaders and district representatives should aim to handle matters by considering the child’s best interest. They should also use the principle of subsidiarity to deal with challenges that may arise. School executives ought to implement effective solutions
The center has stricter policies against what children can and cannot say, express, state, draw, etc. Although some of these restrictions may be enforced to prevent dangerous or unsafe conditions (such as juveniles showing territorial enemy gang signs to one another) this still stunts their learning experience. Juveniles in these centers are not guaranteed “to have pleasurable experiences” nor “to avoid nonbeneficial pain” (Young, 1990).
Often times it’s the student’s needs and the school being unable to meet the student’s needs that lead to the student being disciplined. Kids who are behind academically, and unable to perform at the same level as their peers often act out in frustration or humiliation (Noguera, 2003). Once these students are labelled as difficult, incorrigible, and unteachable they tend to believe these things about themselves and act out more in class which leads to a cycle of discipline that can ultimately lead to permanent expulsion. For some of these students, these continued rule violations lead to run-ins with the police and the criminal justice system. School administrators who are at times frustrated themselves from failed attempts to steer children from a “bad path” don’t realize that in throwing their hands up and giving up on these students, are in a way helping shuttle students from school to the penitentiary (Noguera, 2003).
You are a Licensed Professional School Counselor working in a middle school in North Carolina and one of my former students Tierra has graduated and has come by my office to share her plans after graduation. While talking with her, she has informed me that she had been romantically involved with her high school counselor, Zack for most of her senior year in high school but that they had recently decided to just be friends. Tierra also stated they had not been involved sexually, and had not gone any further than kissing.
Contrasted with the previous placement, the composition of students was generally the same ability level, however they were considerably less inclined to have conduct concerns. In this classroom, there were tw0 children who received SPED instruction for reading, and two more for Math, and two more who received accommodations for both, totaling 6 students. One student was medicated for ADHD and was able to manage his behavior with support from myself and my cooperating teacher. At that point in time, I did not have students who qualified for any programs such as PASS (Positive Approach to Student Success), so my teacher an I elected to utilize the ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) philosophy in order to address concerns about behavior or academic performance that could be linked to a traumatic or chronic life event(s). All of these processes come together to support Bailly’s commitment to developing responsible leaders and
Over recent years there has been an increasing approval in Britain and elsewhere that children and young people should be involved more in decision making which may affect them. Recent years have seen an increase on the focus of children 's rights which include ways of getting young people and children involved more directly in decision making that impact their lives. In research terms, this has been mirrored in a linguistic shift from talking about 'research on ' to research with ' and now, increasingly, to 'research by ' children and young people (Kimmel, A.J., 1988).
This essay will provide a theoretical understanding of the four ethical frameworks: Consequentialism, Non- Consequentialism, Virtue Ethics and Care Ethics. When applied to a situation these frameworks help teachers to resolve and justify their decision making. The objective is to apply the four frameworks to the scenario Helping Molly, to establish the most ethical course of action. Finally, a recommended course of action will be justification. The overarching ethical issue present within the Helping Molly scenario is the community sponsorship and the alignment with school beliefs and initiatives.
According to Skiba, Arredondo, and Williams (2014), to address the issue, school-based intervention is recommended by suggesting that authorities, “Seek to utilize effective and pre-planned responses, such as structured inquiry into the causes of conflict through analysis of disaggregated discipline data, problem-solving approaches to discipline, recognizing and including student and family voices, and reintegrating students after conflict (p. 559).” In other words, teachers and administration should not look to maximum discipline to correct misbehavior but should seek to understand why a student is displaying misbehavior and then work to correct the behavior by using problem-solving skills along with input from the student and their families. This approach not only helps students recognize the causes behind their behaviors and why it is important to resolve issues from the root but also helps students stay in school so they can obtain an education that will provide them better opportunities in adulthood. “Sending juveniles to prison is not fixing any problems, but rather making them worse, instead we need to shift the fiscal system from juvenile detention facilities to rehabilitation programs within schools (Custer, p.
A leader's feelings, laws and social norms can deviate from what is ethical, so it becomes necessary to constantly examine one's moral standards to ensure that they are reasonable and well-founded (Cook, 2012). Mr. Clark’s approach to protecting, educating children was tyrannical and autocratic. He was effective and had a record of accomplishment of being successful but also burned bridges with community leaders and peers along the way. Coincidentally this was not far from what happen in 1987 at Eastside High School. The real Mr. Clark berated school staff and parents in his quest to produce a quality learning environment in the inner city. The event which cause such a stir in the community was the sudden expulsion of students and placing
In this particular case, there are several ethical issues that should be addressed before developing an effective behavior plan to decrease the frequency of Zack’s crying behavior. First of all, and considering the information provided in this case, before implementing any type of behavioral assessment techniques and behavior change program, all members involved should become informed and aware of the steps to be followed and information needed to be known. As
The safety and well-being of the children we serve is the absolute top priority at Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Bend. Our organization is committed to the highest standards of ethical behavior and integrity, and does not tolerate inappropriate or illegal activity on the part of any Club staff, volunteer or youth member. As our Club continues to provide the critical youth development programs and services that our
This scenario involves an ethical dilemma surrounding my partner and what happened to cause him to draw his weapon and fire on a juvenile suspect. Ethically I should tell officer Thomas from internal affairs the truth and nothing but the truth so help me god. I’m a law enforcement officer and therefore held to a higher standard than others and one requirement is that I serve justice under the legitimacy of the law. I need to tell the truth about my partner firing on a fleeing juvenile who didn't have a weapon or appear to draw a weapon. If my partner wants me to lie about his misconduct and “murder” then he should not be a law enforcement officer because he has honesty and integrity problems. It is unethical for my partner to put me in that