Need help with my Writing question - I’m studying for my class.
Must be one (1) page or less per chapter including an analysis, single spaced, 12 font.
You are a campus police officer at Faulkner University. Your chief directs you to write traffic tickets to everyone who uses the wrong lane to exit campus after a series of three accidents, one with injury, occurred at the exit. After writing six tickets the first day, you pull over a nice SUV which turns out to be a member of the Board of Trustees. She says, "You know as a Trustee, I also choose to donate a lot of money to this university. In fact, that body armor you're wearing was purchased with my year end donation. You're gonna give me a warning aren't you?"
What Choices do you have?
Ethics, dilemmas, discretion, and issues facing these factors are at the core root of many Criminal Justice related decisions. Outside the Criminal Justice field, ethical decisions may only affect an organization's division or possibly the entire company, but inside the Criminal Justice field, ethical decisions can affect thousands of people and can change policies, procedures, and even case law. Everyone has their own personal beliefs and values, and sometimes those beliefs and values affect their discretion and decisions.
Explain your choices in this scenario by addressing the following:
Discuss the variety of ethical dilemmas a police officer may encounter. In what situation might it be acceptable for an officer to behave unethically?
In what situations might an officer's adherence to ethics turn out poorly for them and/or their community or department?
If you were a police officer, how would you ensure your high level of ethics in this scenario? Explain your position(s).
You work part time providing security and as a traffic accident investigator for a large law firm. One of the junior partners asks you to drive him to court in Mobile because he put down the wrong time for a hearing on his calendar. Your already going 75 on I-65 between Greenville and Evergreen in a light rain when he says, "Don't tell anyone I'm asking you to do this, but if you will speed up to 95, I'll get there in time, I won't get in trouble with the partners, and I'll tip you a $100." While you are parked waiting on him outside your car by the courthouse, a senior partner from the Montgomery office walks by from the parking lot, sees you and says, "Was that you that passed me going at least 90 MPH just below Evergreen? Why were you flying so fast to get here?"
Most of us were taught right and wrong from a parent, sibling, friend, teacher, or other family members. We all have a framework for our value system, moral behavior, principles, and how we live our lives. Our system of beliefs is influenced by those around us, our religious beliefs, our education, and our workplace. We all want to be treated fairly and with respect. Our moral system and beliefs determine how we treat people and react to a variety of situations in the Criminal Justice field. Explain your choices in this scenario by addressing the following:
Discuss the balance between making the moral decision and maintaining good relationships with your coworkers. Which do you feel often holds the most weight? In what situations do you think making the moral decision is the better choice? In what situation is it not?
Discuss the strategies you would take when you make the moral decision and risk being labeled a "rat" by your coworkers.