Public servants

Write an essay (or discuss) whether public servants should be held to higher standards than the rest of us.
Touch on the following questions in your response: Should we be concerned about a politician who has
extramarital affairs? Drinks to excess? Gambles? Uses drugs? Abuses his or her spouse? What if the person
is a police officer? A judge? Should a female police officer be sanctioned for posing naked in a men’s
magazine, using pieces of her uniform as “props”? Should a probation officer socialize in bars that his or her
probationers are likely to frequent? Should a prosecutor be extremely active in a political party and then make
decisions regarding targets of “public integrity” investigations of politicians?

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