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    Judges, like police officers and attorneys, are held to a higher ethical standard than the average person; they are expected to be impartial and non-biased in their work. Do you believe a judge can be completely unbiased with every case? Explain your answer. What ethical issues arise when a judge is biased?

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    Judges, like police officers and attorneys, are held to a higher ethical standard than the average person; they are expected to be impartial and non-biased in their work. Do you believe a judge can be completely unbiased with every case? Explain your answer. What ethical issues arise when a judge is biased?

    Ethics is the discipline and practice of applying value to human behaviour.
    According to the legal dictionary:

    "Bias is a predisposition or a preconceived opinion that prevents a person from impartially evaluating facts that have been presented for determination; a prejudice."

    A judge is partial when "a judge who demonstrates bias in a hearing over which he or she presides has a mental attitude toward a party to the litigation that hinders the judge from supervising fairly the course of the trial, thereby depriving the party of the right to a fair trial. A judge may Recuse himself or herself to avoid the appearance of bias."
    The reasons of bias may be conflict ...

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    This job considers ethical issues when a judge is biased.

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