My Personal Code of Ethics Comparison Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

My Personal Code of Ethics
An overview of a writer's criminal justice code of ethics.
# 118169 | 1,807 words | 5 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Jan 08, 2010 in Criminology (General) , Ethics (General)

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The writer describes his personal code of conduct and compares it to the professional criminal justice codes of ethics. The writer highlights how his code of ethics is, in certain aspects, superior to professional codes of conduct. The writer believes that his personal code of ethics is an adequate guide to sustain him throughout his career in criminal justice.

Description of Personal Code of Ethics
Personal Code of Ethics vs. Professional Standards
Conclusion: Ethical Dilemmas & Code Usefulness

From the Paper:

"The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of my personal criminal justice code of ethics and to compare it to the ethics standards currently existing in the field. My personal code of conduct is constructed largely within the framework of ethical formalism; however, it also involves certain elements of ethics of care. When compared with the professional criminal justice codes of ethics, my code not only encompasses all of the tenets of these codes but arguably extends beyond them. This is due to the fact that my code is not situation-specific but prescribes general rules of conduct applicable to a wide variety of situations. The advantages of my personal ethics code become especially pronounced when it is compared to the professional codes of ethics established for the profession of correctional officers. Therefore, my personal code of conduct clearly establishes adequate rules for achieving and maintaining ethically correct behavior throughout a future career in criminal justice."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • American Bar Association. (2003). Legal status of prisoners. Criminal Justice Section Standards,Retrieved May 10, 2008, from <>.
  • Falk, J.H. (1995). Developing a code of ethics so COs know how to respond. Corrections Today,57(4): 110-114.
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons. (1999). Standards of Employee Conduct, Retrieved May 10, 2008, from <>.
  • O'Connor, T. (2006). Theories of moral and ethical behavior. MegaLinks in Criminal Justice, Retrieved March 13, 2008, from
  • Pollock, J.M. (2005). Ethics in crime and justice: Dilemmas and decisions, 3rd ed. U.S.: Thomson Wadsworth.

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