Essay on Morals, Ethics And Violence : Law Enforcement

1321 Words Feb 6th, 2016 6 Pages
Marcela Darris
LAS 3710
Nicole Trujillo-Pagán
February 4, 2016
Morals, Ethics and Violence in Law Enforcement Law enforcement is a small subject of the many categories that fall under criminal justice. Law Enforcement is the “prevention, detection, and investigation of crime and the apprehension and detention of individuals suspected of law violation” (Law Enforcement). This means that jobs like police officers, parole officers, judges, US Marshals, and even attorneys are law enforcement. Although there are different challenges faced by each of these jobs, there are some dominant ones that the entire law enforcement faces. Morals and ethics can often times conflict with the law causing a internal conflict or challenge to the law enforcer and living in violence can mentally unravel the law enforcer and lead them to act irrationally through violence or impair them from doing their job from the negative mental effects. Understanding these challenges and how the relate to jobs in law enforcement is imperative if one is looking to start a career in law enforcement. Morals and ethics come in to play in every job that is law enforcement. According to, Ethics are “the rules of conduct recognized in respect to a particular class of human actions or a particular group, culture, etc. It defines how thing are according to the rules,” and come from an external social system. Morals are internal “principles or habits with respect to right or wrong conduct.” They express how…

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