Ethics of Criminal Justice Essay by Master Researcher

Ethics of Criminal Justice
This paper discusses ethics in the criminal justice system.
# 84633 | 900 words | 3 sources | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Criminology (Criminal Justice and Corrections) , Ethics (General)

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The paper discusses a specific case that raises ethical issues and shows how the law is applied to deciding these issues. The paper explains that in this case it involved a clash of ethical systems; the legal system on one side and journalism on the other. The paper shows how reporters can be made to testify before a grand jury when they know something they learned in the course of their work.

From the Paper:

"The ethics of the criminal justice system can be quite complex and often difficult for the layman to follow. The system is governed by a set of rules promulgated by the court system itself, by laws as passed by state or federal legislatures, by court decisions at higher levels and by the power of precedent to set a course and keep the system to it. Some cases that might seem simple become more complex as these various rules are applied and as different courts apply them. More than thirty years ago, a case came to light that brought issues of freedom of the press into sharp relief as the courts began to grapple with questions of when certain information could or could not be published."

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