By Kimberly Moore
CJA 474 /Managing Criminal Justice Personnel
Week One Assignment
Due January 28th, 2013
Instructor: Mark Weissmann
This value reflections paper will identify my core values as an individual. It will explain how people in general acquire values and change their values also. I will explain what values do for people and to people. The value reflections paper will explain the nature and the importance of human values in the workplace.
My core values began from my growing up in a household with a strong mother. After the passing of my father, my mom had to raise five children alone. My father owned business’s so that helped, but my mom always instilled that education is the key to success. The core value system for our household was honesty, (if you give your word you keep it, your word is the only thing you can give that no, one else can give). Loyalty is a core factor for me, because this is injunction with trust and honesty. Loyalty means we stick together to achieve the desired goal. Teamwork plays a big role within the family unit and the workplace.
People acquire values by the environment they are born into. Values are built and instilled by the family, the religious beliefs, and the friends of the family, the education that he or she was brought up in, the media, the economic status and where the family grew up and was raised. Most people values are imprinted in their DNA from their ancestry and family make up. This acquires from their belief system of their family from birth to about six to seven years of age. The identification process begins about the age of seven to eight years of age to about thirteen to fourteen years of age. This is called the modeling stage. “We shift into intense modeling: relating to family, friends, and external “heroes” in the world around us. We observe people we would “like to be like” carefully....