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Personal Code of Ethics Personal Code of Ethics Ronda L. Brewer ADJ/235 July 21, 2011 George DeAngelis
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Personal Code of Ethics Juvenile Probation Officers and Parole Agents require much patience as well as the ability to follow certain orderly conduct. Officers are given a group of individuals to monitor on a daily basis that are also known as caseloads. Each caseload is different for every officer. The juvenile(s) involved have unique behavioral patterns and backgrounds that construct the outcome of how each case may proceed. Therefore, it is required that all officers follow the code of ethics as a guide to an easier handling of your caseload as well as the everyday production of your job requirements. I am currently an employee of the City of Philadelphia courts as a Court Representative. I am in the courtroom daily and I witness many court hearings that come before the judge. As an employee of the court, I am required to follow rules of conduct and ethical codes. Because each case is sensitive, we are required to be discreet with all information that is discussed in the courtroom. We are not to disclose any information in regards to the caseload or the members of a case to anyone that is not authorized. Those that may be authorized are attorneys and case managers or an actual party of the case. An act such as this would be an invasion of personal privacy and I would not be operating in proper conduct as an employee. In addition to the ethical code that is documented in our employee handbooks for us to follow, I have gathered my own personal codes to abide as well. I also used common sense and collaborated my own way in operating the best way possible within my position. The ethical codes that were addressed for Probation Officers and Parole Agents were generated for individuals to follow based on one of two ethical systems. These systems are the deontological and teleological. A deontological ethical system is one that is concerned solely with the inherent nature of the act being judged (Pollock, 2004). Teleological system judges the consequences of an act (Pollock, 2004). Either way the code is followed, the outcome of an individual’s action should be a positive one. Using the verbiage from the Federal Probation Officer's Code of Ethics (cited from: http://www.intech.mnsu.edu/davisj/fpoa_ethics.htm), we find that: Federal Probation Officers Association Code of Ethics • As a Federal Probation Officer, I am dedicated to rendering professional service to the courts, the parole authorities, and the community at large in effecting the social adjustment of the offender.
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This note was uploaded on 08/04/2011 for the course ETH 125 taught by Professor Jameshenderson during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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