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Professional Ethics in Criminal Justice : Being Ethical When No One Is Looking

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9780131375659

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0131375652
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Pub. Date:
12/27/2010
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Prentice Hall
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Summary

Every major issue, problem, scandal, and crime in the criminal justice field has ethics at its core.PROFESSIONAL ETHICS: BEING ETHICAL WHEN NO ONE IS LOOKING, 3/epresents the three major ethical schools of thought (virtue, formalism, and utilitarianism) in a clear way that emphasizes how ethics impacts individual decision-making. Extensive critical-thinking exercises,Ethics in the Moviesfeatures andEthics in Booksfeatures use popular events and media to raise ethical questions and help students develop ethical reasoning skills. Separate chapters are devoted to law, police, courts, corrections, and liability so students see the direct connection between ethics and specific aspects of the criminal justice system.

Table of Contents

1.      Recognizing Ethical Decisions: Ethics and Critical Thinking

2.      Virtue Ethics: Seeking the Good

3.      Formalism: Carrying Out Obligation and Duty

4.      Utilitarianism: Measuring Consequences

5.      Crime and Law: Which Behaviors Ought to Be Crimes?

6.      Police: How Should the Law Be Enforced?

7.      Courts: How Ought a Case Be Adjudicated?

8.      Punishment and Corrections: What Should Be Done with Offenders?

9.      Liability: What Should Be the Consequence of Unethical Conduct?

10.  The Future: Will We Be More or Less Ethical?



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