Part of the responsibility of any law enforcement organization is to effectively address ethical dilemmas. Often throughout these investigations, it is discovered that other outside organizations should be consulted or brought in the investigation because their own investigation might fall in the jurisdiction of other law enforcement organizations. This can be both a positive situation, as additional resources can be used that would not normally be available to a local law enforcement organization, or negative if too many hands in the investigation cause major confusion to arise regarding who is responsible for what part of the investigation. Not all law enforcement organizations may have the same focus or goals in the investigation. Please respond to the following:
- What are the major ethical dilemmas facing a local law enforcement department.
- Discuss how you would resolve these ethical dilemmas? Be sure to highlight the major factors that you considered in reaching your solution.
- What are some of the ethical challenges that might occur within an organization, and how can these best be managed or minimized?
- Give an ex of a case with a successful or unsuccessful investigation that involved several law enforcement organizations. Why was this case successful or unsuccessful?