The purpose of this assignment is to examine two juxtaposing ethical behaviors that occur in the criminal justice and security professions. For example, investigating officers are not only allowed, but are even encouraged, to lie and use deception during an investigation or interrogation process as a means of obtaining the truth and ultimately justice. This is an ends-justify-the-means, borderline ethical practice that shows the pragmatic difference between deontological and ontological ethics.
Write a 275- to 350-word analysis of deception in the investigative and interrogative processes. Consider the following questions:
- Is it ethical to lie to obtain to the truth? Do the ends justify the means?
- Is there a conflict between the code of ethics and how law enforcement is actually conducted?
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