Ethics in the Courtroom
The Tidewater Police Department is located in the Ocean Judicial Circuit. A detective just completed an investigation on one of the Assistant District Attorneys (ADA) for two crimes. 1. Child molestation and 2. Sexual exploitation of a child.
The ADA allegedly had been molesting his 5 year old niece and posted digital pictures of the child sexual abuse on the Internet. The District Attorney is prosecuting the case.
Using ethical and moral criteria for courtroom criminal practices, do you think the District Attorney should conduct the following practices:
- Allow television cameras into the courtroom
- Show the child sexual abuse photographs and videos to the jury in the courtroom
- Make the 5 year old victim testify