Ethical Issues and Punishment for Prosecutors and Defense Attorney

    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 isa 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.

    Cite a minimum of 2 references.

    Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

    Rubric:
    *The types of ethical violations and punishments associated with prosecutors and defense attorneys were appropriate and relevant.

    *The prosecutorial misconduct was explained correctly and thoroughly. The real-world examples of prosecutorial misconduct that were relevant.

    *The answer for more or less punishment for attorneys was clear. The explanation was clearly related to the position and stated logically.

    *Rare inaccuracies/errors in the following areas did not detract from the content: grammar, sentence structures, sentence boundaries, word choice

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