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Importance of ethics in the Field of Criminal Justice 2 Importance of ethics in the field of criminal justice Introduction A code of ethics can be referred to as ethical standards that act as a guideline for the conduct of officers working in the criminal justice system. It is very crucial for professionals in the field of criminal justice to study ethics and comply with them. A simple mistake made by these professionals can be very costly. The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in its ethics code state that: members of the academy are very careful to avoid in abilities, corrupt and unscrupulous use of knowledge in criminal justice (Souryal. S, 2001). Law enforcement Law enforcement is a profession thus ethics are important. The police are governed a code of ethics established by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). Their roles are to safeguard the community and the lives of all people in that community. They also protect the weak in the society from being taken advantage of (Klein & Chuck, 2000). For example the rich in the society can oppress the poor and take their property such as land because they have no power to reclaim what has been taken from them. It is thus the duty of the police to ensure that this does not happen by taking the rightful actions against people trying to take advantage of others. The ethics do not allow them to take bribes in order to favor some people over others. The community is thus safeguarded when the law enforces follow the code of conduct (Fitch & Brian, 2011). There is peace and conflict is avoided because the law enforces act swift when called upon in case of any misunderstandings. It also ensures that criminals are held custody and the community is safe from any threats posed by the criminals. It is thus very
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Importance of ethics in the Field of Criminal Justice 3 crucial for the law enforcers to abide by the laws and put the duty of protecting citizens before anything else. Probation and parole officer The code of ethics of the American probation and parole association requires that parole and probation officers offer professional services both to the justice system and the community by aiding the offender attain social adjustment (Fitch & Brian, 2011). These officers have a role
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