Ethics in Criminal Justice
Ethics in Criminal Justice CJA 3220
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Date Created: 09/23/15
Major Flagg Lecture Office of Professional Responsibility formally known as internal affairs Garriety V New Jersey 385US493 Ticket fixingunethical Guiriety compelled to give title and accurate statements No plead the 5 No asking fora lawyer If found to be lying can be terminated or other penalty Administrative hivestigation NOT criminal Miranda Only good in cases with criminal activity Can invoke Smamd right against self incrimation Criminal behavior call district attny Call TBI Take up investigation of police officers Rampart off duty police undercover killed in road rage family of gangs hired Cochran and sued city large settlement bank robberies bank found to have extra on hand right before robbery inside involvement CRASH Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums hand cuffed men beat until coughed up blood New Rampart Police Station Over 23yrs every member of CRASH unit corrupt go back and try to undo wrongs done by this group Biggest and Most Redneck officers put in highest crime areas up until 1957 decide want more official police officer Need to know the law Code of ethics code of conduct complaints against officers m supervisor blow it off trust officer over citizen Real Cases 1 Wade Hatfield young female claims photographed nude in sexual positions by boyfriend Broke up BF sent pics to her family in Christmas cards BF has police of cer on his payroll wrecker company owned by BF Wade police of cer Wade giving all wrecks to BPS wrecker company Wade investigated by TBl on criminal charges No time sewed but no longer allowed to be police of cer MIRANDA ISSUE 2 Jason Kenny young police of cer 2 wives on his way to LA to marry his 3rd wife Wife 1 Brentwood kids Wife 2 Nashville teacher Wife to be 3 Murfreesboro engaged Jason claims he s at Summer Camp w Nat l Guard A wall from police dept got caught got back to M boro check in with VA when he checked out of VA answer to M boroHR falsifying documents polygamy kicked out of military resigned from police dept Could Ve chosen to press charges but didn t GARRIETY ISSUE 3 Dustin Serpas arrested for DUI working in M boro at Logan s wreck in lvlquotboro license not of cially pulled revoked yet but in process governor s son of cer I ll take care of itquot GARRIETY ISSUE Scenarios m Burglary Of cer responds Grabs a pc of gum while waiting Stealing complaint from store owner HR Would you like to le a formal complaint STORE OWNER Yes He stole from me Investigate it As investigator misdemeanor follow up How do you pursue it Give them a talking to Formal complaint press charges Counsel of cer report goes in of cer s le can t let behavior continue m Know of cer has a problem with prescribed pain medication tell pa1tner lSt you admit it to boss or I will EX 3 Only eat at restaurants who give police of cers free or 12 priced meals On duty Every day occurrence people expect paybacld favors from of cers unethical try to avoid E Zone partner having sex in patrol car with prostitute prostitute crime nonprostitute ethical issue either way confront Threaten if future occurrences Rodney King Situation beating crap of somebody DO NOT join in having to prove yourself as rookie if not ostracized in moment adrenaline no sense hope someone there to pull you off and say stop inquire as to what s going on victim complaint of excessive force look up activity for each officer see who s on scene at time investigate who assigned to call statement from each officer written or recorded oral statement GARRIETY APPLIES Complaint Choices of Dispositions l Unfounded allegation false 2 Exonerated occurred but lawful 3 Unsustained insufficient evidence to prove disprove 4 Founded proven corrective action to be taken Actions may include oral counseling documented but not used against you Written reprimand goes in file Suspension days vary with or wo pay goes on file Termination Suspended can ght it disciplinary review board captain lieutenant sergeant and peers request not guaranteed to get it 90 get it ethical policy violations not criminal actions Chief city manager if long suspension can reduce or raise time suspended Automatic right to appeal if terminated Internal investigations very similar to criminal investigations gather evidence gather facts talk to witnesses Of cer working private security for Dillard sPaid by Dillard sWearing M boro police uniform Still held accountable as police of cer on duty Final Exam on D2L 4questions 25pts each STUDY GUIDE FOR ETHICS MIDTERM Vocabulary l Discretion have authority of making decision between two choices 2 Wholesight exploring issues with one s heart as well as one s mind Balance LA Morals principles of right and wrong 4 Values elements judgments of your worth importance amp desirability how you see yourself UI Ethics Discipline of determining good evil and de ning moral duties A Normative ethics what people ought to do B Applied ethics study of right amp wrong might pertain to certain subject C Professional ethics rightwrong applied to occupation profession 6 Laws formal written rules of society 7 Ethical issues difficult social questions that include controversy over the right thing to do 8 Ethical dilemmas situations in which it s difficult to make a decision bc the right course of action isn t clear or right course of action carries some negative consequence 10 Justice quality of being impartial fair and just A Substantive justice just desserts crime punishment B Procedural justice steps taken to reach a determination of guilt punishment or other conclusion of law 12 Due process constitution mandated procedure Steps designed to eliminate error in any gov t proceeding 13 Civil disobedience voluntarily breaking established laws based on one s moral beliefs non violent l4 Restorative justice approach to corrective justice that focuses on meeting the needs of all concerned 15 Whistle blower risk their career to expose corruption in their organizations 16 Burn out condition in which a worker has abandoned the mission of the organization and is just going through the motions l7 Entrapment law enforcement is encouraging or enticing an innocent person to commit an illegal act 18 Community policing law enforcement model that creates partnerships with community 19 Authority unquestionable entitlement to be obeyed 20 Power right to use any means to overcome resistance implies might be resistance to overcome 21 Force authority to use physical coercion to overcome the will of the individual 22 Code of Silence among law enforcement practice of officers to not come forward when they are aware of ethical transgressions of other officers 23 Blue Curtain of Secrecy officers remain silent when fellow officers commit unethical actions 24 Zero Tolerance Policy law enforcement approach where small violations are enforced to the max 25 Persuasion use of signs symbols words or arguments to induce compliance 26 Public servants professionals paid by the public tax dollars 27 Grass eaters accept bribes and gratuity 28 Meat eaters shake downs and more deviant practices 29 Police corruption offenses where officers use their position to obtain improper financial benefit 30 Plea bargaining exchange of bargains I ll give you this if you give me that Short Answer Four major themes of IACP code 1 Fairness 2 Service 3 Importance of Law 4 Personal Conduct
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