Summative Assessment: Ethical Conduct Personal Statement
Week 5 Summative Assessment: Ethical Conduct Personal Statement
In this course, you have read about various theories to explain human behavior and the principles of social norms. This week, you will select an ethical framework that most closely aligns with the ethical conduct you would like to apply in your criminal justice career.
As a juvenile corrections officer, you will be responsible for supervising incarcerated youth in your care through a variety of services and administrative duties and serve as a role model for juveniles in your charge. Communicating your expectations for ethical conduct directly or indirectly in your words and actions will support the goals of your agency.
Write a 225- to 550-word personal statement to your supervisor in which you communicate your ethical perspective and commitment to an ethical environment in your agency.
Include the following in your statement:
Describe the role and significance of ethics in criminal justice.
Summarize an ethical theory that will guide your conduct in your role.
Consider the theories you learned in Weeks 4 and 5.
Include details related to the core principles and criticisms of the theory.
Explain the significance of the theory in criminal justice and your role as a corrections officer.
Create 2 original examples to illustrate your selected ethical theory in action within your duties as youth correctional officer.
Note: You may review case studies in your textbook, but do not copy or modify them for this assignment.
Explain the intended outcome of demonstrating ethical conduct to the examples you created.
How will you ensure juvenile offenders’ rights are protected?
How will you guarantee juvenile offenders are treated with dignity and respect?
How will you ensure your ethical standards and legal responsibilities won’t be compromised?
Cite 1 scholarly source in addition to the textbook.
Format citations according to APA guidelines.
Paper Format: APA
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