Criminal Justice Paper

Submit a 2-3 page paper answering the three questions below. Answers are expected to be a least one paragraph (if not greater in length). There should be an introduction and a conclusion. You are required to have at least two sources for this paper. The paper will be typed double spaced in Arial using 12-point font with 1” margins in APA format.

The paper is worth 50 points.

  1. Police officers can use discretion when faced with ethical dilemmas conducting patrols and criminal investigations which can lead to ethical dilemmas. How does this discretion influence their ethical decision making? What should officers do to resolve ethical dilemmas? How does police officer discretion affect the community?
  2. Discretion can be seen in the court system and can lead to ethical dilemmas. There are differences in the duties and ethical responsibilities of judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys. List two ethical issues for each. How could the use of discretion increase the chances of an ethical dilemma? What can be done to mitigate the ethical dilemma?
  3. All correctional professionals use discretion which can lead to ethical dilemmas. List the different types of correctional professionals and provide two ethical issues for each type. How could the use of discretion increase the chances of an ethical dilemma? What can be done to mitigate the ethical dilemma?