Ethical Considerations for Law Enforcement and Forensic Science in the Digital Age
Class Rules and Guidelines
|Breaks:||As permitted by the instructor (Usually one short break per hour)|
|Starting Time:||8:00 A.M|
|Ending Time:||5:00 P.M|
|Participation of Students:||Requested and appreciated|
|Required Materials:||Various hand-outs|
|Testing:||Various practical exercises, Final examination|
|Certificates of Completion:||Presented at end of seminar|
This course is 20 hours, 2.5days
Law Enforcement; Crime Scene Technicians; Forensic Scientists
This course gives students foundational knowledge of what ethics are in general, and then applies them to those employed in law enforcement or forensic science. Once the foundation has been established, students are exposed to ethical considerations that must be made during the Digital Age of cell phones, social media, and the widespread availability and ease of transfer of digital media. The course ends with a presentation on how to include the use of electronic and digital media and data in departmental policy and procedure.
- Understand the difference between ethics and morals.
- Be aware of the unique ethical challenges facing those in law enforcement.
- Be aware of the unique ethical challenges facing those in forensic science.
- Evaluate the ethical challenges of the Digital Age.
- Assess whistleblowing and its implications for those involved.
- Assess the need for their department to incorporate the use of digital media and data in policy and procedure.