Integrity Issues in the Criminal Justice for Probation Officers

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Integrity Issues in the Criminal Justice for Probation Officers

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INTEGRITY ISSUES IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE FOR PROBATION OFFICER

CCJ 1910-4 CAREER CHOICES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE -4 EVEREST UNIVERSITY ONLINE NANCY COCHRAN 03/01/2013 PROFESSOR: SHANNON ANGELIDIS

A CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROFESSIONAL MUST MAINTAIN HIS OR HER INTEGRITY BY REMAING A CREDIBLE AT ALL TIMES. RESEARCH INTEGRITY ISSUES IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROFESSION OF YOUR CHOICE AND DISCUSS THREE ISSUES THAT COULD COMPROMISE ONE’S CREDIBILITY AND HOW TO AVOID SUCH PROFESSIONAL PITFALLS

When becoming a Probation Officer there are requirements of guide lines that must be followed in order to remain with great integrity and honesty. These requirements are as followed; 1)Purpose (conducting professional and ethical standards and perform their duties with diligence and honesty. 2)Policy ( partnership developed with the community, respect and confidence in our ability to protect the public, and supervise offenders at a level of security commensurate with the danger they represent. 3)Scope (conducting one self on or off duty) which this policy is organized into eight principles.

The three issues that I feel could compromise one’s credibility are; 1) not following the law of conduct on or off duty, 2) over achieving their power that they are authorized to use and 3) not being courteous and respecting the offenders. In order to keep these issues from becoming a pitfall into a probation officers profession is when he or she is off duty they need to keep their personal life personal because they are entitled to a personal life. It is how they conduct themselves when in the public. Example: Sally June is invited to a house party at Cheryl’s house once Sally arrive there she know what her profession is and the people that are going to be there is the public. She...
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