Justice Duty And Ethics Essay

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Three of the big ideas from the course are justice, duty and ethics. Justice is defined as the quality of being just; righteousness, equitableness, or moral rightness. Duty is something that one is expected or required to do by moral or legal obligation. Ethics is a system of moral principles ("Dictionary.com - The world's favorite online dictionary!," n.d.). Through the scenario I learned that justice is very important for the victim because it gives some sort of closure. Since laws plays an important role in our society it's important that justice is distributed fairly you can't punish someone to harshly or lightly, the time needs to equal the crime. Even if they’re a criminal they still deserve basic rights such as an attorney to defend…show more content…
If it wasn’t for the DNA match in the rape kit the crime would have gone unsolved like many other rape cases. Criminal justice is all about upholding social control, reducing crime and protecting the public and if no one received justice that system would turn to utter chaos. I feel like ethics is big deal in criminal justice right now and many people in the field don’t have good ethics they have no moral compass and they work in a field were its vital to be able to read a situation fairly. In my scenario my victim was sexually and physically abused and if the first responders treated her like they didn’t believe her she would be less likely to want to talk about the incident and would have made it difficult to close the case. If the detective spoke to the victims condescending because they were old couple or teenager they would just say anything to end the conversation, which would also hinder the investigation. Because criminal justice officials interact with the public on daily bias and their decision could have fatal outcome and inevitable have their ethics and action questioned it's important to make sure you have well-adjusted people on the

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