correctional departments across states and the entire country are expected to adopt and enforce ethics and conduct codes for the correctional officers among other employees who are mandated to oversee the correctional facilities including prisoners in these facilities.
The correctional codes of ethics and conducts applied to the officers among other employees in the correctional facilities are the creation of the American Correctional Association (ACA). ACA is the national employer for the correctional officers and all other employees (Pollock, 2012). The codes of ethics applied in these facilities requires that the employees display the highest degree of respect, honesty, and commitment to professionalism when discharging their duties (Turvey and Crowder, 2013). Nearly all states have the same codes of ethics and conducts that are expected of their offices. Therefore, the officers and employees of the correctional facility of the state of Florida are expected to supplement its code of ethics and conducts with those provided for by the ACA (Kleinig, 2001). In other words, above the ACA codes of ethic and conducts requirements, every state is expected to have its own additional code of ethics and conducts to be applied by its employees.
Therefore, the Florida correctional officers and other employees’ ethical standards of conducts are spelled in the correctional facilities’ purpose, policy, scope, mission, vision, and rational among other aspects leading to the purpose of the facility. The main purpose of Florida’s department of Law Enforcement defines the purpose of the correctional officers and their ethical standards of conduct requirements with the states professional ethical and conduct standards (Pollock, 2012). These ethical standards or requirements include identification of the conducts that are unprofessional and unbecoming. The policy advocated by the state of Florida requires that the officers and the facility to be effective in its function so