Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair’s Ethical Issues
My chosen topic is about Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair. I came across him the news as he made news about his inappropriate conduct in his line of duty. The issues raised about him interest me because they raise issues concerning work ethics and how officers or public servants should behave at work and away from work. I am passionate about the upholding of work ethics and behaving as responsible citizens, and it is for this reasons that I felt I should research and write about Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair.
At the moment, he is charged with sexual misconduct that ranges from forcible sodomy and adultery. He has also been charged with inappropriate use of credit card issued to him as a government officer. His actions amount to breaking the code of conduct, as well as social work ethics and values (Reamer 2013). The ethical issues surrounding him touch on his person as a public servant and also at the family level as both husband and father. He faces charges because he has pleaded guilty of the same (Botelho 2014).
Concerning his moral and ethical issues, I will write about the position he finds himself in and how this will impact his moral authority as he goes on about his life after the sentence is passed. I will also concentrate on how this will affect him as a family man, both as husband and father of his two boys. I will also focus on how society will treat him after pleading guilty, and a sentence being passed on him.
The audience I intend to write to include students and other persons who are not yet in employment. They need to be taught on how to behave and conduct themselves while at work. They also need to be told why it is important to uphold good morals and live by the law under which they should work. It will be in an effort to avoid future situations just like the one Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair finds himself. I will have to write in such a way that they will see the importance of upholding good morals in and away from the workplace.
Botelho, G. (2014). Lawyer: General Accused of Sex crimes to Plead to Some of Lesser Charges. Web. Retrieved on 9th April 2014.
Reamer, F. G. (2013). Social Work Values and Ethics. New York: Columbia University Press.