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Running head: ETHICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE1Joseph CowanAC1903336J06V Ethics in Criminal JusticeLesson 4, Assignment 04July 29, 2019ETHICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICEIn today’s society a person’s ethics mean everything; as a general rule if an act is unethical, immoral, or illegal one should generally refrain from doing it. This being said, life has a tendency to put a person in a situation that may cause them to question what the “right” decision would be. A person’s ethical viewpoint may be directly affected by many variables; from religious views, family beliefs, or even simply the environment one is surrounded by. In this particular ethical dilemma where a reporter is instructed by a supervisor to hold off on reporting a story in order to avoid negative outlook on a candidate for the election of a new county sheriff; the reporter must determine whether it is ethical to withhold this vital information, or if they should continue on and publish the story for the public to see. This being said, I believe that Aristotle’s Virtue Ethics would be the most appropriate form of ethical dilemma relating to this scenario. A reporter is protected by the first amendment of the constitution for freedom of the press, this being said it is their right to publish their findings in the most accurate way possible, regardless of its potential effects on the election. This being said how a reporter or any professional conducts themselves in a work environment is very important in the world of ethics. Companies’ values are molded by the employees that represent them; this being said proper ethics in the work place maintain stability of an organization. Virtues often work hand in hand with ethics when it comes to an employee’s behavior at the workplace
ETHICS IN CRIMNAL JUSTICE2(Lombardo, 2019). Although many follow their own moral guidelines in regards to ethics, it is