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In this assignment, students will complete a 5-page research paper regarding ethics in the Criminal Justice System.  The focus of your research paper will be on the effects of corruption within America’s law enforcement agencies, the courts, and corrections.  While corruption comes in all forms, your paper should identify its affects upon individuals entering the system as well as society that depends upon the criminal justice system to be fair and arbitrary.ContentA successful paper will include the following criteria as it relates to the topic:The paper should possess a clear introduction to the topic as well as a strong thesis statement. Example: The lack of ethics leads to corruption in the criminal justice system; thereby undermining the goal of achieving justice, the rule of law, and credibility of the system in the eyes of society.The paper should define ethics in law enforcement and how the principle has been applied in the historical development of criminal justice in the United States. It should demonstrate how ethics is beneficial in the mission of the criminal justice system, particularly in the protection of the rights of American citizens.The paper should identify the ethical issues existing in law enforcement, the courts, and corrections. Effective research will show how corruption and a lack of ethics can affect the mission (functions, philosophy, values) of all three major areas.The paper should identify the negative effects of corruption upon criminal activity as well as the impact upon the mission to deter crime and garner public trust.The paper should describe the movement of corruption on local, state, and federal levels and its impact on the system.The paper should conclude with solutions to addressing corruption in the criminal justice system, the overall result if the issue of corruption is not addressed, and the social costs if the problem is ignored.Research and InformationIn completing your research paper, be mindful of the sources you obtain.  Your information should come from peer reviewed articles, journals, or books.  Sources should not be based upon opinion but instead from analysis and verified data. News and magazine articles, whether in print or digital format, may contain information that is not verified, opinion, or outright falsehoods. The library is an excellent source to find credible information from journals and books.  Information collected by Google Scholar is also acceptable as the information is guaranteed from a peer reviewed source. You may use statistical data, charts, and spreadsheets to support your arguments throughout your paper.  Your instructor will assist you in completing identifying credible sources of information.FormattingPlease use the template to complete this assignment. You must use APA standards in formatting and citing your paper.  Attached is the APA reference guide that will assist you in formatting your paper, creation of proper citations, and the creation of a proper reference page.

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