Deception by the Investigating Officer in the Investigative

Jul 5th, 2015
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The purpose behind this assignment is to examine two juxtaposing ethical behaviors that occur in the criminal justice system. For example, investigating officers are not only allowed but are even encouraged to lie and use deception during the investigation and interrogation process as a means to obtain to the truth and ultimately seek justice. This is an ends-justify-the-means, borderline ethical practice that shows students the pragmatic difference between deontological and ontological ethics. Write a 1,400- to 2,100-word paper in which you discuss deception in the investigative, interrogative, and testimonial processes. Answer the following questions: · Is it ethical to lie to obtain to the truth? Do the ends justify the means? · Is there a conflict between the code of ethics and how law enforcement is really conducted? · What role do physical behavior and nonverbal communication play in detecting deception?

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Deception by the Investigating Officer in the Investigative, Interrogative, and Testimonial ProcessesNameClassDateProfessorDeception by the Investigating Officer in the Investigative, Interrogative, and Testimonial Processes Police officers are public officials that are suppose to display ethical behavior while in the field and when dealing with criminal suspects but in the investigation, interrogation, and testimonial process police officers have the authority to lie. Police deceptions are not supported in any other practices by police but in order to determine who commit a crime, to persuade a criminal defendant to confess, or in the testimonial process. Police officers display ethical decision making when going about their duties but these ethics are set aside when deceptive practices are employed. Deceptive practices in the investigatory process have been deemed necessary by the courts and it has been found acceptable by the court to employ deceive suspects in the interrogation but it has never been acceptable for police to use deceptive practices while testifying in a court. Courtroom testimony is given under oath, and is supposed to be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth (Ciske, 2009). When the police lie in the courtroom it is a violation of the rights of the criminal defendant and violates the justice process. A lie by anyone in court is called perjury and is a criminal offense. If police are caught lying they fa

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