Cutting corners regarding policy and procedure implementation has proven to be

Cutting corners regarding policy and procedure

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regarding citizen privacy expectations. Cutting corners regarding policy and procedure implementation has proven to be costly. Ethics training must incorporate the critical importance of comporting to the specific dictates of the legal process, the philosophy of the profession, the ethical expectations of the organization, and the need to keep personal values in check while wearing the badge. Prosecutorial misconduct Prosecutorial misconduct is conduct which violates court rules or ethical standards of law practice. Examples, among others, may include: Courtroom misconduct (making improper remarks or improperly introducing evidence designed to prejudice the jury: violating rules regarding selection of the jury; or making improper closing arguments); Hiding, destroying or tampering with evidence, case files or court records; Failing to disclose evidence that might tend to exonerate the defendant Threatening, badgering or tampering with witnesses; Presenting false or misleading evidence; Selective or vindictive prosecution Denial of a speedy trial rights Use of unreliable and untruthful witnesses and snitches QUESTION FOUR CHRISTIAN ETHICS Christian ethics in general has tended to stress the need for love, grace, mercy, and forgiveness because of sin. With divine assistance, the Christian is called to become increasingly virtuous in both thought and deed, see also the Evangelical counsels. Conversely, the Christian is also called to abstain from vice. Christian ethical principles are based on the teachings within the Bible. They begin with the notion of inherent sinfulness, which requires essential atonement. Sin is estrangement from God which is the result of not doing God's will. God's will can be summed up by the precept: "Love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength, and your neighbor as yourself", commonly called the Great Commandment. Christian ethics are founded upon the concept of grace which transforms a person's life and enable's one to choose and act righteously. As sin is both
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individual and social, so is grace applied to both the individual and society. Christian ethics has a teleological aspect all ethical behavior is oriented towards a vision of the Kingdom of God a righteous society where all live in peace and harmony with God and nature, as envisioned in the Book of Isaiah. Specific ethical behaviors originate in the Old Testament ’s Ten Commandments, and are enriched by teachings in the Psalms and morals contained in historical accounts, see also Biblical law in Christianity. Christian ethics is not substantially different from Jewish ethics, except in the exhortation to love one's enemy. Perhaps the greatest contribution of Christian ethics is this command to love one's enemies. It has been argued (see Chet Meyer's Binding the Strong Man, and John Yoder's The Politics of Jesus) that Jesus was waging a non-violent campaign against the Roman oppressors and many of his sayings relate to this campaign--turn the other cheek, go the second mile, etc.
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