Prepare a code of ethics for a fictional criminal justice agency that
includes a minimum of eight elements. If you are not a member of a criminal
justice agency, research the type of agency you wish to join to get an idea of
which elements should be included. Once you have compiled the code of ethics,
respond to the following questions:
Why did you include each specific element? Discuss the elements you
believe set the foundation for ethical behavior.
From an officer’s standpoint, why is a code of ethics an important
part of working within the community?
From an agency standpoint, why is a code of ethics an important part
of determining practical solutions to everyday issues in a diverse
Once you have written the code of ethics, how would you train
officers to ensure compliance? How often should you offer follow-up
Your completed assignment must be a minimum of three double-spaced
pages in length (one page for the code of ethics and two pages for question
Please use a minimum of two credible sources to support your
reasoning, one of which may be the textbook. All sources used, including
the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have
accompanying APA citations.