In this paper you will consider the ethical obligations involved in the public administration sector by reviewing a case study.
This paper is based primarily on the three articles acticles attached concerning “noble cause corruption.” Based on what you read in those three articles and at least 2 other peer-reviewed sources not assigned in this course, thoroughly evaluate the leadership and ethical dilemmas found in the following scenario:
Colonel Pat Bacon is the newly-appointed director of the department of state police. She has only been on the job 1 week when she receives reports of questionable conduct by some of her officer employees.
When she looks into the matter, she discovers a culture of noble cause corruption, including the following three major ethical lapses:
Planting of evidence
Lying in court
Falsifying police reports.
The police officers justified their conduct by saying that they were convicting dangerous suspects.
Write a memorandum from Colonel Bacon to her employees. The memo should be crafted as if it really was written from the Colonel to her employees as an internal-office memo, but the memo should also, for the sake of the Assignment and its educational value, cite sources properly in APA format. The memo from Colonel to her employees must address the following issues:
Define noble cause corruption.
Identify at least three critical points at which her officers make ethically-informed (if questionable) decisions.
Analyze the possible ethical breaches involved in this scenario in the context of what you learned about noble cause corruption.
Compare and contrast possible alternative responses to each ethical dilemma. (What is an alternative, for example, to planting evidence?)
Clearly set forth the Colonel’s expectations for ethically-sound conduct by her employees.
In addition to fulfilling the specifics of the Assignment, a successful paper must also meet the following criteria:
Include a cover page and references page in 10-12 point font (Arial, Courier, Times New Roman are acceptable)
Viewpoint and purpose should be clearly established and sustained
Assignment should follow the conventions of Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.)
Writing should be well ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful
Your work should display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics
Appropriate citation style should be followed.
You should also make sure to:
Include a title page with full name, class name, section number, and date
Include an introductory and concluding paragraph and demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of original materials in Standard American English
Use examples to support your discussion
Cite all sources on a separate reference page at the end of your paper and cited within the body of your paper using APA format and citation style. For more information on APA guidelines, visit the Writing Center resource APA Common Citations.