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Ethical Case Study

An question from a student about the attached case study of Wadesville High and its surrounding community with particular focus on police Chief DuPree's profile and the ethical challenges that he faced in the case study. The following points were discussed:

(1) Identification of the systems Chief DuPree is trying to employ regarding his professional identity.
(2) Based upon these systems, an analysis of the most critical ethical issues that he is facing in relation to his professional identity.
(3) The first ethical mistake that the chief made regarding his primary identity and responsibilities along with any particular fiduciary or legal duties.
(4) In light of Chief DuPree's attempt at assuming various roles of responsibility and control, which role could be considered his core and primary role?

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I have taken three notes from the paper and expanded upon them to address your inquiry. I will leave the numbered notes in just in case you want to derive something further from their content.

Note 1: Personal faith, which is the core drive and element in the chief DuPree's identity; one that has been with him since childhood holding multiple references to his identity, is being repressed by the forces of the one-sided religious culture of Wadesville. This setting compels him to live a life of very constrained faith in order to keep his career aspirations alive. Essentially, the cultural environment of the community has created a conflict between the chief's personal and professional identities.

Discussion Point 1: Chief DuPree, by virtue of his rather unique personal faith, background, and personal ties to the Wadesville High fiasco, is generally forced to operate within the parameters of the community's dominant religious and cultural ethos. While he is acutely aware of his own standing and personal beliefs, he is also very careful in how much he projects of himself externally, ...

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An question from a student about the attached case study of Wadesville High and its surrounding community with particular focus on police Chief DuPree's profile and the ethical challenges that he faced in the case study. The following points were discussed:

(1) Identification of the systems Chief DuPree is trying to employ regarding his professional identity.
(2) Based upon these systems, an analysis of the most critical ethical issues that he is facing in relation to his professional identity.
(3) The first ethical mistake that the chief made regarding his primary identity and responsibilities along with any particular fiduciary or legal duties.
(4) In light of Chief DuPree's attempt at assuming various roles of responsibility and control, which role could be considered his core and primary role?

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