Ethics And Law Enforcement Law

995 Words Jan 6th, 2016 4 Pages
Ethics are an important aspects of criminal law and procedure, by providing integrity and morals to law enforcement and law are ways to reduce crime. Certain behaviors reflect characteristics of morality for law enfacement as well as law makers. “Morals, ethics, and other values also inform how most people behave and interact with each other. It is clear that lawmakers attempt to deter people from committing crimes by drafting criminal laws with appropriate penalties; it is less clear whether this approach works” (Wright, 2013, Sec. 1.1, Para. 9). People’s ethics reflect on their behaviors. Behaviors turn into decisions which then can lead into a crime. Ethics are a base to our criminal justice system and understanding how ethics play a role within our society and our criminal system. Law enforcement officers are held to high ethical values and morals. Integrity, honesty, and courage are a few professional standards that are expected out of a law enfacement officer. Integrity of a law enforcement officer requires a strong moral base and by showing these traits off duty and on duty are expected from an officer. Honesty is always expected out of law enforcement officers both on and off duty people and colleagues need to be able to trust an officer at all times. Courage is expected by anyone who wears a badge, and must show courage and ethical morales when sized up with lethal situations that a law enforcement officers deals with. Since law enforcement officers duty is to…
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