Assume you are a prison counselor with a good working relationship with the other counselors. Occasionally, you all go out drinking together after work, and you like and respect everyone you work with.
Recently, you notice that something seems to be going on with one of the other counselors. Stella is usually quite outgoing and cheerful, but lately she seems distracted and upset. You see her in the parking lot one evening, and ask her what the matter is. She confides to you that she is in love with an inmate.
She knows it is wrong, but says that they had instant chemistry, and that he is like no other man she has ever known. She has been slipping him love notes, and he has been writing her. You tell her that she has to stop it, or else quit her job. She tearfully tells you that she cannot let him go, that she needs her job, and that you must keep quiet, or you will get her fired.
Based on the scenario described, address the following in your assignment:
- Describe the moral and ethical issues involved in this scenario.
- Decide the steps you would or would not take as a prison counselor and the rationale for your decisions.
- Determine whether you would contact anyone about the potential relationship with an inmate, and if so, who.
- Evaluate the ethical implications of your action or inaction as a criminal justice professional.
Create a 1 page essay in APA format. Use 2 sources for references. Be sure to use in-text citations.