Professional Ethics Standards: Probation Officer Term Paper by Jay Writtings LLC

Professional Ethics Standards: Probation Officer
An examination of the role of a probation officer and the challenges they may face, with a focus on their standard of ethics.
# 117362 | 2,643 words | 4 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Nov 30, 2009 in Criminology (Criminal Justice and Corrections) , Ethics (General)

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This paper discusses the professional ethics standards of a probation officer. The paper considers the probation officer's role and responsibility in the criminal justice system and examines this role from the point of view of the writer, who is a probation officer. The paper then discusses challenges that a probation officer may face and how to solve the dilemmas ethically.

From the Paper:

"The probation officer is in the branch of justice that truly believes in and is dedicated to rehabilitating professionals, while police officers and corrections officers are extremely cynical for understandable reasons. However, I am not part of this culture, I am in a department that has real ideals, a branch of enforcement that enables the officer to both uphold the law and serve the public while adhering to a personal code of ethics based on the principle that some criminals can be rehabilitated, and rehabilitating them is a productive enforcement element in reducing overall crime to both ensure public safety and help rehabilitatable individuals give up a life of crime."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "Adult probation?" 2008:
  • "Code of Ethics Federal pretrial and probations officer association." 1993:
  • "Code of Ethics: Probation Officer." 2008:
  • "Probation." 2008:

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