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Ethics in Criminal Justice Administration Analysis

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Running head: ETHICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION ANALYSIS 1 Ethics in Criminal Justice Administration Analysis CJA/484 Criminal Justice Administration Capstone Sean Adams Ethics in Criminal Justice Administration Analysis
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ETHICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION ANALYSIS 2 In life, people are tested daily to know the difference between right and wrong. When people make decisions, they make the decision based on his or her morals and values. When decisions are made, they can be considered ethical and unethical. People make ethical and unethical decisions daily. No other group of people is closely critiqued on ethical and unethical decision-making skills than the members of law enforcement. Because of the popularity of the media, especially social media, decisions made within law enforcement agencies are often front- page news. If society does not agree with the ethical decisions of law enforcement leaders, shadows of doubt are casted on that police agency. In the criminal justice system, there are five goals for exploring ethics. The first goal is to become more aware and open to moral and ethical issues. The second goal is to begin developing critical thinking and analytical skills. The third goal is to become more personally responsible. The fourth goal is to understand how criminal justice is engaged in a process of coercion. The final goal is to develop wholesight (Braswell, McCarthy, & McCarthy, pp. 6-8, 2008). When one examines the first goal for exploring ethics, one will find that things are not always what they seem. Things we are taught as juveniles are often challenged once we become adults. Some choices in life are clearly defined as right and wrong, but in some instances the line is not very clear for some people. One must be able to learn to be more open and aware of ethical issues from small lies to committing perjury. A broad range of issues in the criminal justice system reminds citizens that social consequences, personal values, and outcomes in the criminal justice system are often intertwined (Braswell, McCarthy, & McCarthy, pp. 6-8, 2008). When one examines the second goal for exploring ethics, one will find that as children, humans learn to be obedient and follow instructions. Over the years, people tend to ask questions
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ETHICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION ANALYSIS 3 regarding why they do things instead of just doing it. Albert Einstein discovered that it is important to ask questions, as people grow older. When questions are asked, critical thinking and analytical skills are built. When critical thinking and analytical skills are built, people can examine complex subjects in the criminal justice system. One example is the controversial issue of the death penalty. By using critical thinking and analytical skills, the issue of the death penalty
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  • Winter '14
  • Criminal Justice Administration Analysis, justice administration analysis, criminal justice administration

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