The chances that you will face ethical dilemmas in the workplace is almost certain. This is true for defense attorneys and prosecutors, too. Because of this, it is important to practice proper discretion.
How are you going to analyze and solve the ethical dilemmas you face?
Read and reflect on the Ethical Dilemmas exploration activities each week to help you complete this activity.
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper describing the ethical issues for prosecutors and defense attorneys. Answer the following:
What types of ethical violations and punishments have been associated with prosecutors and defense attorneys?
What are the explanations for prosecutorial misconduct? Provide real-world examples of prosecutorial misconduct. The Jodi Arias case is a great example of a prosecutor stretching the limits of what is proper conduct and what is a clear violation.
Should attorneys be punished more or less than the standard criminal defendants? Explain your answer.