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For this assignment, you are asked to review the ACA Code of Ethics for corrections to reply to the following items:

  1. Explain at least five duties of a correctional officer.
  2. List and discuss three ethical dilemmas faced by correctional officers.
  3. Discuss three ways correctional officers can avoid those dilemmas.
  4. In your own words, describe five codes of ethics from the code provided that you find most important. Explain why you find them valuable.

Format:  Please use the CRJ220 Week 10 Assignment Template [DOCX] provided when completing this assignment.

The specific course learning outcome(s) associated with this assignment are:

  • Determine ethical and philosophical principles to address ethical issues in corrections

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ACA Code Of Ethics

Preamble

The American correctional Association expects of its members unfailing honesty, respect for the
dignity and individuality of human beings and a commitment to professional and compassionate
service. To this end, we subscribe to the following principles.

Members shall respect and protect the civil and legal rights of all individuals.

Members shall treat every professional situation with concern for the welfare of the individuals
involved and with no intent to personal gain.

Members shall maintain relationships with colleagues to promote mutual respect within the
profession and improve the quality of service.

Members shall make public criticism of their colleagues or their agencies only when
warranted, veri�able, and constructive.

Members shall respect the importance of all disciplines within the criminal justice system and
work to improve cooperation with each segment.

Members shall honor the public’s right to information and share information with the public to
the extent permitted by law subject to individuals’ right to privacy.

Members shall respect and protect the right of the public to be safeguarded from criminal
activity.

Members shall refrain from using their positions to secure personal privileges or advantages.

Members shall refrain from allowing personal interest to impair objectivity in the performance
of duty while acting in an of�cial capacity.

Members shall refrain from entering into any formal or informal activity or agreement which
presents a con�ict of interest or is inconsistent with the conscientious performance of duties.

Members shall refrain from accepting any gifts, services, or favors that is or appears to be
improper or implies an obligation inconsistent with the free and objective exercise of
professional duties.

Members shall clearly differentiate between personal views/statements and
views/statements/positions made on behalf of the agency or Association.

Members shall report to appropriate authorities any corrupt or unethical behaviors in which
there is suf�cient evidence to justify review.

Members shall refrain from discriminating against any individual because of race, gender,
creed, national origin, religious af�liation, age, disability, or any other type of prohibited
discrimination.

Members shall preserve the integrity of private information; they shall refrain from seeking
information on individuals beyond that which is necessary to implement responsibilities and
perform their duties; members shall refrain from revealing nonpublic information unless
expressly authorized to do so.

Members shall make all appointments, promotions, and dismissals in accordance with
established civil service rules, applicable contract agreements, and individual merit, rather than
furtherance of personal interests.

Members shall respect, promote, and contribute to a work place that is safe, healthy, and free
of harassment in any form.

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CRJ220 Week 10 Assignment Template

For this assignment, you are asked to review Chapters 10–13 in the textbook and the Code of Ethics for Corrections to reply to the following items:

1. In at least 40 words or more, define five duties of a correctional officer.

2. List and discuss three ethical dilemmas faced by correctional officers. The word count will vary in this section.

3. In at least 50 words or more, discuss three ways correctional officers can avoid those dilemmas.

4. In at least 100 words or more, select five words of ethics from the codes provided that you find most important. Explain why you find them valuable.

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