Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice

ETHICAL ISSUES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE ESSAY Formatting Guidelines ? Due Date: Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 6:30pm ? Font Style: Times New Roman ? Font Size: 12 Instructions: ? Margins: Standard 1 inch all around ? Spacing: 1.5 spacing ? Minimum pages: 4 ? Maximum pages: 8 Internal 1. Select an article to examine, analyze and discuss for your essay from the “Essay Article Library” 2. In your essay, summarize the relevant facts of the article/case using no more than one (1) page. 3. Identify the ethical dilemma(s) that arise from the facts 4. Organize, analyze and discuss each perspective and possible ethical choices 5. In your discussion and analysis, connect perspectives with ethical concepts discussed in class. For example: which virtues are in conflict/competition; which views are egoism vs. altruism; how do concepts of universalism, relativism or absolutism apply; are religious influences or societal pressures at play; etc. 6. Weigh the risks vs. the rewards by discussing the pros and cons of each perspective/available decision. Consider for example: the likelihood of damage to reputation or employability, impact on individual, or employer; the media’s intervention; influencing legislative landscape; helping/harming a victim/witness/particular group; what is at stake for all parties involved; which interests must be preserved; long term vs. short term impact of choices 7. Each article/fact pattern will likely already have an outcome. Please explain in your essay whether you agree/disagree with the outcome and offer your own description on how the outcome could be improved. If the matter is still pending, provide and explanation of what you think the outcome should be, and whether that is likely Grading: An “A” paper will: 1) Use of proper grammar and punctuations 2) Well organized structure with sensible transitions and appropriate headings 3) Clear sentences that are easy to read 4) Strong and thoughtful analysis of present and potential facts and issues 5) Minimal errors 6) Adherence to essay instructions and formatting Essay Article Library: Use the links below to access approved articles to use for your essay assignment. Choose one article to examine for your essay. I am happy to review and approve an article if you have a fact pattern of interest that is not included on this list. You can do additional research on each article, but all facts considered in your analysis must be in your summary and referenced. 1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalief_Browder 2) https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/ct-ptb-injured-cop-lawsuit-st- 0922-20160921-story.html 3) https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-federal-prosecutor-arrested- manhattan-drunk-driving-20191130-6fac2riaorbqlgabbzrllkyy2y-story.html 4) https://www.law.com/newyorklawjournal/2020/05/04/long-island-judge-arrested-for- drunk-driving-agrees-to-step-down/?slreturn=20200516113900 5) https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/state-judge-sylvia-ash-arrest-obstruction- justice/1992188/ 6) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Ramarley_Graham Internal

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