CRJS420 DB1

Apr 14th, 2015
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A Police Sergeant and his driver are on an assignment. After they complete the assignment (someone fell and an ambulance needed to be called), the Sgt takes the police officer (driver) out to lunch and he orders beers for them to go with their lunch. The Driver (Police Officer is still on probation - less than 1 year on the job) and he protests to the beer....but the Sgt says "don't worry about it - you're with me". After three beers, the Sgt says it's time to go... now both of them have been drinking and are about to get into the police car. As a criminal justice professional, how would you act if you are confronted by your supervisor and asked to do something that was morally against your principles? In your Discussion Board post, give an example of a situation in the criminal justice field in which a moral or ethical dilemma could be presented to you. For this example, discuss the following: How you would approach the situation? What steps or actions would you or should you take? Wh

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CRJS420-DB1NameClassDateProfessorEthical Dilemma Criminal justice professionals have a moral, ethical, and legal responsibility to uphold the law. They are public officials that are held to a higher standard than average citizens and when confronted with ethical dilemmas are expected to make sound and rational decisions. If confronted by a supervisor asking to do something that is unethical the criminal justice professional must first uphold the law and then secondly follow their moral beliefs. In this type of situation the best thing to do is to firmly refuse to do the immoral act and then wait for the supervisor's response. If the supervisor insists that the criminal justice professional perform the immoral act they should refuse. In order to ensure that there are no repercussions form this refusal the criminal justice professional should immediately report this situation to their superiors, superior. By reporting the situation and explaining why the supervisors request was unethical or immoral the criminal justice professional has taken steps to protect their position. A criminal justice profession or any other employee should never be forced t

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