Criminal justice ethics, criminal punishments, rehabilitation, obstruction of justice
The processes and systems set to prevent and mitigate crime, impose criminal punishments to those who violate the law and recommend rehabilitation is criminal justice. (Banks, 2013).Criminal justice ethics focuses on enforcement of the law being guided by social institutions and values. A compromise of the values such as corruption in a police department, bribery in the judiciary and smuggling of contraband into prisons by correctional officers is not only unethical but also a criminal offence. Corruption is a deliberate dishonest behavior.
[...] Some instances the prison warden would watch as this man was hit and even utter death curses. The very people had committed several criminal offences mandated to administer justice. The suspect was in custody without investigations being conducted; he was not given a chance of fair trial and detained without trial. An indication of malicious conspiracy to put justice on trial and violation of suspect rights. Fortunately, after two years in prison without trial he was given a chance to defend himself in a court of law courtesy of intervention from his home country. [...]
[...] In a police department case an officer may fail to act after receiving a distress call, act in the favor of the criminal after responding to the or by interfering with the evidence. Besides, cases involve officers receiving bribes and other unwarranted favors in order to interfere with the course of justice.(Banks,2013). Even in the case of suspects of crime in the custody of police they are entitled to fair treatment and trial. In any case under any circumstance it is unethical and criminal offence chargeable in a court of law. Obstruction of justice is common especially in territories where discrimination exists. A famous athlete once confessed this sad story. [...]
[...] Secondly; they were not faithful to the criminal justice ethics of the country. They portrayed a dysfunctional system that could not be trusted to administer justice and their country to be discriminative and corrupt. The way to serve justice to this suspect who turned out to be a victim of circumstances is a compensation for the suffering he suffered in the hands of the authorities. The perpetrators, in this case, the police and the court official should be punished for their heinous acts. [...]
[...] Most go unreported and the pain and trauma caused cannot be explained. Personal responsibility and initiative to maintain high levels of integrity should be encouraged at all levels in order to curb such vices. In conclusion, unethical practices cannot be allowed in our society today and we must stand up and fight these crimes. Reference Top of Form Banks, C. (2013). Criminal justice ethics: Theory and practice. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications. [...]
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