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Create a Personal Code of Ethics

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Create a personal code of ethics using one of the major ethical systems as a guide. Considering a criminal justice career as a probation officer , how does your personal code compare to that professional code of ethics? How does your personal code compare to the unwritten code of ethics present in this career? Compose your research and conclusions in a response using at least three references in addition to your textbook. The paper must follow APA guidelines.

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1. Create a personal code of ethics using one of the major ethical systems as a guide.

Let's look at three examples of Codes of Ethics for probation officers to consider. This should help you understand the types of values and behaviors that are expected of you as a probation officer and can guide the writing of your own personal code of ethics. Of the top of my head, I think of values like respect for the dignity of all people, integrity, honesty, trustworthiness, confidentiality, responsibility, competence, cooperation, etc. These are the types of values that common to most code of ethics. Specific to the justice system, I think of respect for the law and justice, upholding the law and using objectivity in all decision-making.

Your personal code of ethics will include values are important to you in dealing with yourself, others, and society as a whole. Perhaps you could consider using a specific ethical theory, such as Utilitarianism. However, it does suggest that you use other professional codes of ethics, which are often a combination of Kantian and humanistic values.

Let's look at three examples to help you in this process.

EXAMPLE 1:

Federal Probation Officers Association Code of Ethics

As a Federal Probation Officer, I am dedicated to rendering professional service to the courts, the parole authorities, and the community at large in effecting the social adjustment of the offender.
? I will conduct my personal life with decorum, will neither accept nor grant favors in connection with my office, and will put loyalty to moral principles above personal consideration.
? I will uphold the law with dignity and with complete awareness of the prestige and stature of the judicial system of which I am a part. I will be ever cognizant of my responsibility to the community which I serve.
? I will strive to be objective in the performance of my duties; respect the inalienable rights of all persons; appreciate the inherent worth of the individual; and uphold inviolate those confidences which can be reposed in me.
? I will cooperate with my fellow workers and related agencies and will continually attempt to improve my ...

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Through illustrative examples, this solution provides assistance in creating a personal code of ethics using one of the major ethical systems as a guide, using a criminal justice career as a probation officer. It then explains how the personal code compares to that professional code of ethics (attached) and how the personal code compares to the unwritten code of ethics in the career of a probation officer.

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