In the past decade, operational policies of police agencies across the United States have been steadily called into question in response to incidents involving alleged racially biased policing. Social justice reform groups have been formed to demand change and accountability within the criminal justice system.
Research a specific incident involving police officer conduct that has been called into question.
Write a 700- to 1,050-word (3-4 pages) paper in which you do the following:
Identify and briefly describe the incident.
Explain what ethical codes would guide the officer in an ethical response to this situation and how these codes relate to morality and legal responsibility in this incident.
Explain whether there were any policy violations or policies that may warrant change considering the incident.
Describe the handling of the situation by the criminal justice system. Were any changes made based upon the incident? If so, were those changes affected by outside influences or pressure?
Determine through your research whether the situation was handled appropriately in the criminal justice system, or if there was a better course of action. Justify your answer.
Reference at least 3 sources 1 of which is a peer-reviewed scholarly source in addition to the textbook.
Format your paper according to APA guidelines.
Submit your assignment.
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