Respond to this situation as a memorandum by using one of the situations under “Ethical Dilemmas” of The Ethical Dilemmas and Decisions in Criminal Justice (located near the end of Chapter 2). Refer to the Memorandum Template to see how a memorandum should be formatted.
Identification of the ethical dilemma(s)
The purpose of this assignment is for you to consider the various aspects involved in making ethical decisions in a real-life scenario. You will develop this skill set throughout this course and be able to use this as you analyze and make recommendations for your final project.
Your memorandum should include the following critical elements:
- Description of the proper response to the ethical dilemma and explanation of whether your response is a long- or short-term fix to other ethical issues
- Explanation of the effects your ethical decisions will have on the culture in your agency
- Ethical decisions supported with research (evidence from the textbook as well as at least one outside scholarly source)
Refer to the Criminal Justice Library Tips for support in finding and citing outside resources.
What to Submit
Your memorandum need not follow typical APA guidelines and should be single-spaced. Include evidence from the textbook as well as at least one outside scholarly source, which should be cited in APA format at the end of the memorandum.
To: (person / organization receiving the memo)
From: (person writing the memo)
Date: (date memo is written)
Re: (the subject of the memo)
- MAIN SUBJECT MATTER OF MEMO