Running head: Organizational Ethics 1Organizational EthicsBlake A. CampbellSouthwestern College Professional StudiesCJUS311 Career & Perspective in Criminal JusticeUnit 5 AssignmentProfessor Leon CloughMarch 24, 2019
2Organizational EthicsOrganizational EthicsIntroductionThe most important thing for all law enforcement officers is to realize that it is their responsibility to improve the police image. Occupational and personal destruction associated with lie, theft, atrocities, corruption, and scandals are too costly due to the lack of commitment toimproving today's ethical ethics. There is no doubt that leadership development, a positive and ethical organizational culture, good recruitment and screening procedures, ethical behavior modeling, and accountability are the keys to improving policing ethics. Criminal justice leaders have to treat their organization similar to how other business leaders lead their organization.PlanCriminal justice leaders have to plan for the future of their department. Planning how to turn their department into an ethical organization starts by looking at the current ethical culture. Good practices for starting this planning is to use existing models that other organizations use such as the stakeholder theory. This theory is set in the thought that any group, individual, or organization impacted by operations is considered a stakeholder (Boundless Marketing, n.d.). As a leader of a criminal justice organization, they have to plan to use all three parts of the stakeholder theory. The individual members of the community, the community as a whole, and the government they represent are the three parts of this theory. Building a plan for the department to serve its stakeholders is the first process in building an ethical organization.