Philosophical and Practical Approach for Balancing Issues
Ethics and Leadership in Criminal Justice
June 2, 2013
Criminal justice continues to be a very crucial part of any country. Considering it is a system of institutions and practices of governments main purpose is aimed at upholding social control as well as mitigating and deterring crime. On the other hand, ethics in criminal justice provides us with ways of making moral choices especially during times of uncertainties concerning what to do in situations that involves moral issues (Garland, 2002). As in everyday operations of the criminal justice systems, moral rules or ethics are highly necessary for the purpose to maintain order. It’s not just on the bases of expressing absolute truth, official’s role in helping to uphold ethical conduct within criminal justice issues.
In my opinion everyone does have his or her individual rights which we all must be respected. When thinking about striking a good balance that must be attained when there is conflict with public protection. This is mostly due to despite the priority and supremacy given to individual rights of someone, I feel that nobody should be allowed to endanger the public on basis of individual rights because public protection is also of eminent significance (Hinman, 1998). My personal thought’s in the philosophy and approach towards the best ways of balancing between individual rights and public’s protection is that; at all-time individual rights should be given priority but without unnecessarily threatening public protection (Garland, 2002).
For example, my philosophy and approach to freedom of interaction and expression as individual rights is that, they should be given a top priority but whenever it’s evident that someone is putting the public at risk, then public protection should prevail and these individual rights should be withdrawn. Fuller (2005) reiterates that an individual is part of the public and...