CJ104Discussion1.docx - Discussion 1-1 An Introduction to Ethics After reviewing the module resources respond to the following questions Why do we need

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Discussion 1-1 An Introduction to Ethics After reviewing the module resources, respond to the following questions: Why do we need ethics and morals when we have laws? If we refer to a criminal justice professional as “ethical,” does that mean that the individual is also law-abiding and practicing “good policing”? Why or why not? Answer: Laws are influenced greatly by the dominant cultures and societal norms of a given place and/or time period. Because of this, not all laws are necessarily ethical. Consider our own legal history in the United States. The Plessy v. Ferguson ruling in 1896 wasn’t ethical and
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