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A powerful city court magistrate engages in a number of questionable activities while on duty Phase 4 individual project

Ethics in Criminal Justice

Colorado Technical University

Question Description

A powerful city court magistrate engages in a number of questionable activities while on duty. A list of some of the activities includes the following:

  • Borrowing money from court employees
  • Publicly endorsing and campaigning for a candidate for judicial office
  • Conducting personal business from the court chambers
  • Directing other business court employees to perform personal errands for him during court hours
  • Shutting court down early to prevent defendant from filing pleadings in an ongoing case
  • Taking kickbacks from private juvenile detention facilities for locking more juveniles up on questionable charges
  • Banning one of the defense attorneys in a case from speaking during the trial
  • Jailing an entire courtroom because a cellphone went off during a proceeding, and no one came forward to accept responsibility
  • Suggesting to persons appearing before him to contribute to certain charities in lieu of paying fines
  • Using court employees to perform translating services for his mother’s day care business

Assignment Guidelines

  • In 1,000–1,250 words, address the following:
    • Which, if any, of these activities would be considered unethical? Why?
    • Which of these activities, if any, would be considered ethical and acceptable? Why?
      • Be sure to use any research or examples to support your arguments.
      • Also be sure to address each of the above activities and explain whether or not you feel each is ethical or unethical.
    • Taken together, would these actions warrant the judge’s being disciplined? Would it warrant the judge's removal from office? Why or why not?
  • Be sure to reference all sources using APA style.

Final Answer

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A Magistrate Ethics

Ethics is the expected code of conduct that is used in determining what is right and
what is considered to be wrong in a given setting. It gives solution on the ideal human
character and acts as the guideline to morality. Ethics differ from one environment to another
depending on the kind of interaction the environment supports (Wendel, 2014). The ethical
conclusion drawn from an interaction is sorely dependent on the ethical principles of that
A Magistrate Ethics In Question
In the court setup, the code of conduct advocates for integrity, provision of competent
services and administration of justice. In addition to that, the bottom line of the set court
ethics is to create and maintain a justice system that the public has confidence in (Hazard,
2004). This case focusses into the behavior of the city court magistrate to establish whether
they are acceptable or not. Firstly, the act of borrowing money from other employees is
unethical. This is because it is a detraction from the dignity of the court. The court expects its
employees to carry themselves with dignity and not engage in actions that could jeopardize
the court system. This act, in my opinion, is what leads to soliciting of bribes from clients. As
a senior magistrate, he is supposed to be a role model to his juniors a...

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