Ethical Dilemma Paper
Ethics in Criminal Justice
Police officers are held at a higher form of ethical behavior and when they violate the trust bestowed upon them with the position they held, they entire department is viewed as a r corrupt agencies and all they service within that agency are bad people. Their professional responsibilities are driven by codes of ethics to assist them in executing their duties and to safeguard these higher standards of conduct. Everyday law enforcement officials are confronted with a maze of commitments in the implementation of their official duties. (Papenfuhs 2011) Even though law enforcement officials have these standards, they are still challenged with moral dilemmas. This mean the …show more content…
The unethical decision that these officers involved themselves with was to engage in illegal activities for financial gain. By allowing financial wealth to cloud their judgment, these former police officers face up to 25 years in prison and a blemish reputation within the community and their perspective agency. Trying to replace their position within the Department of Justice and within the police department is going to take some time since their decision calls into stricter background checks of replacement staff members. If the conduct by these two former police officers by the community will be perceived that police officers say one thing and completely conduct themselves totally different. Their action sends a message to drug dealers, that we are above the law and breaking rules truly doesn’t pertain to us but if you is caught. We will deal with you swiftly and show no mercy on the punishment we hand down to you. Since the standards are higher for public officials, the exact same punishment everyone other criminal receives will be the same as public officials. (Solanga 2011) The alternative course of action is already in place with ethics training since ever police officer receives this training at police academy. This training I believe should never be a one and done but should be a revolving door throughout any police officers career.