Ethics for Criminal Justice Professionals

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-12-08
  • Publisher: CRC Press

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Icreasing concerns about the accounarability of criminal justice professional at all levels has placed a heightened focus on the behavior of those who work in the system Judges, attorneys, police, and prison employees are all underincreased scrutiny from the public and the media. Ethics for Criminal Justice Professionals exmnes the myriad ethical issues that confront law enforcement, judicial system, and correctionl personnel. Easy to read, practical, and filled with real-life senarios, this comprehensive volume sheds light on an often comlpicated and controversial topic.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. v
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
About the Authorsp. ix
What Is Ethics?p. 1
Historical Development of Ethical Reasoningp. 21
Understanding Ethicsp. 41
Ethical Schoolsp. 59
Unethical Themes in Criminal Justicep. 75
Abuse of Authority and Powerp. 93
Lying and Deceptionp. 111
Prejudice and Discriminationp. 137
Ethics and the Present Criminal Justice Systemp. 165
Ethics and Criminal Prosecutionsp. 181
Ethics and the Policep. 203
Ethics and Correctionsp. 221
Ethical Issues involving victims'Servicesp. 239
Referencesp. 265
Indexp. 275
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