In the criminal justice profession, ethical considerations form the basis for the use of discretion, force, and due process required to make sound moral decisions. The ability to maintain authority over other individuals should not be taken lightly. Professionals in the field of criminal justice must be aware of the power of their position and the ethical standards required to carry out their duties. The system itself has a responsibility to ensure that these professionals maintain ethical standards.
Imagine that your team is responsible for investigating ethical violations in criminal justice agencies. You have been asked to review a specific case in which a criminal justice professional violated ethical standards while in a position of trust and to determine how the violation affected the performance and public perception of the organization this professional represented.
Locate a case in which a professional in the field of criminal justice violated ethical standards. Use the University Library or other academic sources to research an article about the case.
Prepare a 12- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation, in which your team addresses the following:
Identify the case and the specific circumstances that were brought to the attention of the community.
Explain any outside influences (media, social media, etc.) that were a factor in the public’s reaction to the situation.
Describe the action(s) that were taken against the criminal justice professional (e.g., disciplinary action, termination, criminal charges).
Explain how the organization that the professional worked for responded to the public. Did it adequately relay information that could have prevented any negative reactions?
Recommend and describe an action plan, improvement plan, or remedial training program that could potentially prevent similar circumstances in the future.
Note: The slide count does not include title, conclusion, or reference list slides. Use brief bullet points on the slides, with a detailed explanation of each slide in the notes section.
Cite any references to support your assignment.
Format your citations according to APA guidelines.
Submit the group assignment.
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