This assignment relates to the following Course Learning Requirements: Â Â
CLR 1: Explore, discuss and assess the professional and ethical issues facing the CJS practitioner.
Objective of this Assignment:Â Â Â
To demonstrate your understanding of how to work through ethical dilemma using ethical decisionmaking tool.
Reflect on your personal values: is there anything you feel strongly about? Is this scenario conflicting with your personal beliefs? Are there any tensions between your personal and professional values?
Review your professional values and determine which ones are going to be most important to consider in this case.
Determine the relevant/requisite legislation and standards of practice that apply to this scenario.
To what extent did you use the Ethics Principles?
Review the course content and relevant standards of practice.
Use the Ethical Decision-Making Tools diagram, (on pages 4 and 5), to complete the scenario.
Use the Presentation template, (on page 3), to complete your mini presentation.
Prepare a 5-min mini-presentation that outlines:
Critical information used in the decision-making process.
The rationale supporting your decision.
Explain why the skill of ethical decision making is critical for the professional development of CJS workers?
Were any legislation or standards of practice overlooked? Â
Were there other risks/benefits that may have been missed?
There is currently no contraband policy at the Crisis Shelter.
Contraband refers to any property that is illegal to possess under the Criminal Code of CanadaÂ weapons drugs). ?
Review of belongings happens upon admission to the Crisis Shelter. ?
If any contraband is found, the client is informed they will have to remove it from the site before admission, or have it locked up at the shelter until their discharge. ?
If they decide to take it off property and hide it, it is their right to do so. ?
Ethical Dilemma: AtÂ what point would police become involved? For example, if they came in with a gun, would we report it to the police or just ask them to take it off property? What is our moral and legal obligation with regards to community safety versus clientsâ right to their personal illegal property?