Week 1 – Discussion 2
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Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
Ethics and Criminal Justice Systems
The required textbook chapters and “The Importance of Ethics in Criminal Justice” article discuss varying applications of ethics throughout the criminal justice system (Chauhan & Srivastava, 2009). In your discussion post, provide an analysis of the significance of ethics in the criminal justice system. Provide an example from within the past 10 years of a situation where either the functioning or public impression of the criminal justice system was harmed due to lack of proper ethical conduct. Explain how proper ethical decision making would have alleviated the problem in your example.
Ethics in a vacuum are meaningless; without moral conduct, ethics are irrelevant meaningless ideals. Examine either personal or news-worthy events, and provide examples of situations were moral actions were required, but failed to be followed. Present how things could have gone better, or difficult situations could have been avoided, through moral actions.