Ethics for the Public Service Professional

Author: Aric W. Dutelle, M. F. S.
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439824916
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Public service professionals — government officials, those in the legal system, first responders, and investigators — confront ethical issues every day. In an environment where each decision can mean the difference between life and death or freedom and imprisonment, deciding on an ethical course of action can pose challenges to even the most seasoned professional. Ethics for the Public Service Professional explores these issues as they relate to virtually all areas of public service. Examining the history of ethics, codes, and legislation relating to public service, this volume: Provides timely coverage of current police and public service controversies Discusses important new mechanisms of accountability, including comprehensive use-of-force reporting, citizen complaint procedures, early intervention systems, and police auditors Presents real-life situations faced by those within public service, encouraging discussion and debate Incorporates news stories throughout the text to demonstrate the diverse scope of ethical issues within the public service workplace Includes a list of Web sites to facilitate further research Each chapter begins with learning objectives to emphasize active rather than passive learning, along with key terms for readers to assimilate. Many chapters contain Ripped from the Headlines current event examples that demonstrate actual scenarios involving the issues discussed within the chapter. Case studies and summations further assist readers in comprehending the material, along with sections offering insight from public servants specializing in a particular area. Review questions at the end of each chapter test comprehension.

Ethics for the Public Service Professional

Author: Aric W. Dutelle, M. F. S.
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 135197971X
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Headlines of public service corruption scandals are painful reminders of the need for continuing education in the subjects of ethics and integrity. Public service professionals employed as government officials, forensic scientists, investigators, first responders, and those within the legal and justice systems, face daily decisions that can mean the difference between life or death and freedom or imprisonment. Sometimes, such decisions can present ethical dilemmas even to the most seasoned of professionals. Building on the success of the first edition, Ethics for the Public Service Professional, Second Edition serves as a single-source resource for the topic of ethics and ethical decision making as it relates to government service. While incorporating an examination of the history of ethics, codes and legislation, the book exposes the reader to the challenges faced by today’s public service professionals and administrators in incorporating ethics within daily decisions, procedures, and duties. Key features include: Current controversies in police, forensic, and other public service sectors including: racial profiling, evidence tampering, disaster response, and audits Important new mechanisms of accountability, including use-of-force reporting, citizen complaint procedures, and open government Contemporary news stories throughout the book introduce the reader to a broad range of ethical issues facing leaders within the public service workplace Chapter pedagogy including key terms, learning objectives, end-of-chapter questions, a variety of boxed ethical case examples, and references Ripped from the Headlines current event examples demonstrate actual scenarios involving the issues discussed within each chapter This in-depth text will be essential for the foundational development and explanation of protocols used within a successful organization. As such, Ethics for the Public Service Professional, Second Edition will help introduce ethics and ethical decision-making to both those new to the realm of forensic science, criminal justice, and emergency services and those already working in the field.?

Promoting Ethics in the Public Service

Author: United Nations. Division for Public Economics and Public Administration
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789211231366
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Ethics in public services have a direct bearing on the performance and public perception of government credibility. This report is the product of a policy dialogue colloquium held at the invitation of the Government of Brazil. The colloquium's objective was to begin open discussion in Brazil on how to implement practical initiatives which would promote sound ethical principles and conduct by public servants.

Ethics for the Public Sector

Author: Noel Preston
Publisher: Federation Press
ISBN: 9781862871458
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An invaluable text for those designing or researching public sector ethics programs; its particular focus on ethics, education and training makes it unique within the Australian and New Zealand context. Its sixteen chapters (plus an appendix) provide the rationale for ethics education in public sector agencies, analyse the dilemmas related to this enterprise, describe the range of public sector regimes in Australian and New Zealand jurisdictions, and offer practical guidance for implementing an ethics education or training program. Leading academics and practitioners of administrative ethics provide an important contribution to the ongoing debate about ethics for public officials as well as an invaluable aid to those entrusted with the implementations of codes of conduct and ethics training. It is a must for public sector agency libraries, public sector managers and scholars of public administration.

Public Service Values

Author: Richard C. Box
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131750755X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Public service values are too rarely discussed in public administration courses and scholarship, despite recent research demonstrating the importance of these values in the daily decision making processes of public service professionals. A discussion of these very tenets and their relevance to core public functions, as well as which areas might elicit value conflicts for public professionals, is central to any comprehensive understanding of budget and finance, human resource management, and strategic planning in the public sector. Public Service Values is written specifically for graduate and undergraduate courses in public administration, wherever a discussion of public service ideals might enrich the learning experience and offer students a better understanding of daily practice. Exploring the meaning and application of specific values, such as Neutrality, Efficiency, Accountability, Public Service, and Public Interest, provides students and future professionals with a ‘workplace toolkit’ for the ethical delivery of public services. Well-grounded in scholarly literature and with a relentless focus on the public service professional, Public Service Values highlights the importance of values in professional life and encourages a more self-aware and reflective public practice. Case studies to stimulate reflection are interwoven throughout the book and application to practice is cemented in a final section devoted to value themes in professional life as well as a chapter dedicated to holding oneself accountable. The result is a book that challenges us to embrace the necessity of public service values in our public affairs curricula and that asks the important questions current public service professionals should make a habit of routinely applying in their daily decision making.

The Professional Edge Competencies in Public Service

Author: James S. Bowman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317363477
Format: PDF
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The new context and character of public service - shifting values, entrepreneurship, information technology, multi-sector careers - require enhanced technical, ethical, and leadership skills. This concise and readable work describes what it means to be a consummate professional public servant. It sets standards for everyone who conducts the public's business and links them with performance management, human resource administration, and information technology skills. The authors identify the ethical foundations of public service and how to integrate them in practice. They also address individual leadership, what it means, and how it is based on a foundation of technical and ethical skills. Filled with original illustrative examples and case studies from government, the non-profit sector, and business, The Professional Edge is an ideal supplement for any introductory course in Public Administration or Ethics in the Public Service.

The Ethics Challenge in Public Service

Author: Carol W. Lewis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118228766
Format: PDF, Docs
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This thoroughly revised and updated third edition of TheEthics Challenge in Public Service is the classic ethics textused in public management programs nationwide. The book serves as avaluable resource for public managers who work in a world thatpresents numerous ethical challenges every day. It is filled with awealth of practical tools and strategies that public managers canuse when making ethical choices in the ambiguous and pressuredworld of public service. The book also contains new material ontopics such as social networking, the use of apology, ethics asapplied to public policy, working with elected officials, andmore. "The Ethics Challenge in Public Service, now in its thirdedition, continues to be simply indispensable for teaching publicservice ethics. Thoroughly updated to encompass the latestdevelopments in the field, this new edition adds both a companionwebsite and an instructor's website, further enhancing its valuefor both students and faculty." —Guy B. Adams, Harry S. Truman School of PublicAffairs, University of Missouri "If you want to know about ethical decision making in publicservice, this is the book to read." —Patricia J. Harned, president, Ethics ResourceCenter "This book cuts through the rhetoric and the partisanship rightto the heart of ethics in the public service; here is a smoothblend of how and why." —Carole L. Jurkiewicz, Woman's Hospital DistinguishedProfessor of Healthcare Management, John W. Dupuy EndowedProfessor, Louisiana State University

Ethical Management For The Public Services

Author: Lawton, Alan
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335199194
Format: PDF, ePub
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This is an accessible introduction to the role of ethics in public services management. It is written for new and experienced managers, undergraduate and postgraduate students of the public services. Ethical Management for the Public Services: * deals with key issues for public services managers * integrates theory and practice throughout * uses vignettes, case studies and original research from various countries to illustrate the issues * helps managers identify ethical dilemmas * provides ethical frameworks to support managers in their practical decisions * explores ethical relationships between managers and a range of stakeholders including politicans, citizens and clients * locates ethics at different levels: the individual, the organizational, and the societal

The Ethics of Public Service

Author: Kathryn G. Denhardt
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313255175
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Denhard presents a sensible organizational framework that includes (a) the individual administrator and the organizational context; (b) the distinction between process and content ethics, and (c) the dichotomy between deotological and teleological moral claims." Choice

Ethics in Public Service

Author: Richard A. Chapman
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773591575
Format: PDF
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Specialists from the U.S., Canada, Britain, Australia and Sweden focus on topics from the field of public service ethics. They cover promotion of ethics, the teaching of ethics, freedom of information, trade unions, protection of human rights and legal aspects of public service ethics.