Ethics in Criminal Justice

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NORTHCENTRAL UNIVERSITY ASSIGNMENT COVER SHEET Learner: LaChara S. Hill THIS FORM MUST BE COMPLETELY FILLED IN Please Follow These Procedures: If requested by your mentor, use an assignment cover sheet as the first page of the word processor file. The assignment header should include the Learner’s last name, first initial, course code, dash, and assignment number (DoeJXXX0000-1) justified to the left and the page number justified to the right. Keep a Photocopy or Electronic Copy of Your Assignments: You may need to re-submit assignments if your mentor has indicated that you may or must do so. Academic Integrity: All work submitted in each course must be the Learner’s own. This includes all…show more content…
In dispensing their duties, police officers are governed by a set of ethical codes and principles of behavior; the codes of ethics exists as: • Accountability: where every police officer is held responsible for his or her actions, omissions and decisions. Signifying that while on duty, the decisions he or she makes should be informed and within the provisions of the law. The actions taken to control a situation should be done so with respect to the constitutional rights of the public (Baker, 2011). • Fairness: police officers while carrying out their duties, are supposed to treat people with fairness despite their race, gender or even religious orientation; considering the fact that police officers are protectors of the law and respecters of unprejudiced public rights (Baker, 2011). • Integrity: each police officer is presumed to do the right thing, at all times, regardless of the matter at hand, those involved and any other influences. Officers are held to a higher lever of integrity and expected to perform above all else, at all times (Baker, 2011). • Leadership: which states that a police officer should constantly-continuously lead by example. Even in times of conflict, officers are expected to take a leadership role and guide the populace into conflict resolution (Baker, 2011). • Objectivity: denoting that police officers are obliged to make informed choices, be good judges of character, and respond based upon evidence and
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