Attached are the instructions and code of Ethics
John Brown is a deputy sheriff’s officer serving the Bloomberg County Sherriff’s Office. He has been an officer for 14 years. Deputy Brown was recently assigned to desk duty, responsible for monitoring family and legal visits in the jail. Deputy Brown has been heard saying that he is tired of offenders “getting off the hook easily.” Brown said that “in most cases, if a person makes it to the jail, he is guilty of the crime.” Deputy Brown added that, using his video worn camera, he has recorded offenders who have admitted that they are guilty but they either plead guilty or not have not been found guilty because of their “high paid attorney.”
In two paragraphs, students will identify one law enforcement code of ethics that is identified in this scenario (please refer to the code of ethics above).
Paragraph 1: What is the ethics code violation according to the code of ethics”
Paragraph 2: Is the violation based personal, social, or Criminal Justice context (as discussed during lecture). Please justify your answer.
Studying Criminal Justice Ethics: The Contexts (3)
Personal: Based on life lived; experiences; morals; right and wrong; evil and good; better or worse, personal sense of justice or schematic view.
Social Context of Justice: Where you fit into society, just society, member of a marginalized group, oppression, etc. People do not commit crimes in isolation. Crimes require circumstances and victims. Crimes are related to social environments. We must understand conditions that encourage crime.
The Criminal Justice Process: What legal limits are set for the behavior we can do to each other (anywhere from fines to death).