Issues on Criminal Record Disclosures Analytical Essay by write123

Issues on Criminal Record Disclosures
A review of the ethical issues and requirements with respect to criminal record disclosures.
# 105919 | 1,666 words | 6 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Jul 21, 2008 in Law (Civil) , Ethics (General)

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The paper examines the ethical issues and requirements when dealing with criminal record disclosures. The paper offers recommendations for professionals that may come across situations where there are no clear cut steps to take, and concludes with a summary of the relevant issues.

Criminal Record Disclosure Requirements
Examples of Ethical Conflicts in Disclosure Requirements
Recommendations to Solve Ethical Issues

From the Paper:

"This raises ethical concerns since sensitive client/patient information is shared, that includes medical and background records. Affiliates are also given access to these records, so there must be some kind of security mechanism in place to protect the confidential information. In the case of open disclosure to officials in the criminal justice system, such criminal justice employees are only focused on their portion that is related to client's case, which may be at reaching a charge or guilty verdict. There is the question of how much disclosure is necessary; this may account for a gap in the relevant ethical code that the professional must decide on their own. In other words, a choice must be made between two courses of action. This is difficult because in most cases there are significant consequences for taking either course of action. Each of the two courses of action can be supported by one or more ethical principle, and the ethical principles supporting the unchosen course of action will be compromised disclosure requests can adequately perform their jobs."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bonner, R. & Vandecreek, L. (2006). Ethical Decision Making for Correctional Providers. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 33(4), 562-564.
  • Frost, L. & Shepherd, R. (1996). Mental Health Issues in Juvenile Delinquency Proceedings. Retrieved Oct. 12, 2007, from
  • Institute of Medicine. (1998). Bridging the Gap between Practice and Research:
  • Forging Partnerships with Community-Based Drug and Alcohol Treatment. The National Academies Press.
  • Solomon, R. & Hanson, K. (1985). It's Good Business. New York: Athenaeum: pg 120, 200.

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