PLO 2- Ethical Problem Solving: Apply ethical problem solving strategies within the criminal justice environment
CJCU 415- Ethics in Criminal Justice Signature Assignment Ethical Dilemma Interview Paper
SIGNATURE ASSIGNMENT- WEEK 7 PLO 2- Ethical Problem Solving: Apply ethical problem solving strategies within the criminal justice environment. ILO 3- Civic Engagement: Describe insights gained from engaging physically and/or intellectually with activities of personal and public concern that are both individually life enriching and socially beneficial to the community. When conducting your interview, inform the interviewee you are enrolled in CJCU 415 Ethics in Criminal Justice at Brandman University. Advise the interviewee that, with the exception of their general title, they may remain anonymous. Inform them that any information they share will only be used for purposes of this assignment, will not be shared outside of the course, and is not for publication. Instructions: Submit a 6-8 page paper addressing all three components below. Be sure to fully and completely answer all questions and respond to all prompts. Use headings for each section.
1. Interview- Conduct an interview of any criminal justice professional*** who has faced an ethical dilemma in their career. Describe in detail the ethical dilemma and how the interviewee resolved that ethical dilemma. Provide, at a minimum, all of the following information: a. Whom did you interview? (Please protect the anonymity of the interviewee and do not provide their name and title) Profession, gender, years on the job, work site, and any other relevant information. b. What was the situation? Who, what, when, where, etc. of the situation related to the ethical dilemma. c. What was the ethical issue, and why did it create a dilemma? d. What were the possible choices of actions to take that the professional considered in the situation? e. Did the professional consult with others about this issue? What advice did they receive? f. What action did the professional take to resolve the dilemma? Why did they choose that action over others they considered? g. What was the outcome of that action? Was the dilemma solved in a positive way? Why or why not? h. Would the professional do anything differently in hindsight? Why or why not?
2. Ethical Code- Find and identify the ethical code or standards for the profession of the interviewee. From that ethical code/standards, identify at least two standards or codes (whichever language is used by the profession) and do the following (Use references as appropriate for this section.):
a. State each standard and describe in detail how it applies to the situation from your interview. b. Discuss whether or not the professional’s actions met each of the ethical standards described above. Why or why not?
3. Alternative Action: Using the same ethical code you used for number two, do the following: a. Provide an alternative action aprofessional could take to ethically solve the dilemma described in your interview. b. Discuss how this alternative action would meet the ethical code for the interviewee’s profession.
You may reference other standards/principles from the ethical code other than the ones you used in Section Two, or use the same ones you used in Section two, or both. The paper will be typed double spaced in Arial using 12-point font with 1” margins in APA format. Make sure to reference any source you used including your interview and the ethical code in APA format. Save your paper as a .doc with your name and the assignment name in the file, using Last Name_Assignment. So, if your name were Alicia Jackson, and this is Essay 1, you would title it Jackson_Essay 1. ***You can interview any criminal justice professional you wish. Some examples could be professionals from child and adult protective services, police, courts, corrections, fish and wildlife, or any other criminal justice agency not listed.
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