Evaluating a Professional Code of Ethics:
Public or community safety profession – ideally the profession you are planning to work in or already work in: Emergency and Security Management
You will find online an example of a Professional Code of Ethics from a public or community safety profession. You will evaluate the Code of Ethics by answering a series of structured questions.
Each question should be answered in one or two paragraphs.
1. Find a relevant Code of Ethics for a public or community safety profession – ideally the profession you are planning to work in or already work in. To find a relevant Code of Ethics start by searching in the Illinois Institute of Technology Centre for the Study of Ethics in Professions: Codes of Ethics Online at
If you aren’t able to find anything in the IIT website, try Googling the name of your current or future profession plus “code of ethics”. Here’s a site for a U.S. Firefighters Codes of Ethics in Palm Beach found that way:
And another for the Code of Ethics for the International Association of Emergency Managers:
Here’s a code of ethics for family mediators in Canada: Members Code of Professional Conduct
If you are really not able to find a Code of Ethics for your current or future profession, e-mail me and I can perhaps suggest some search terms.
2. Read Exercise 8.2 in McLachlan , Ethics in Action: Making Ethical Decisions in Your Daily Life, pp. 268-269. Answer the questions McLachlan poses.
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