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

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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A well balanced survey of ethics presented through applications to the criminal justice system. The text introduces the reader to ethical decision making in the first chapter and then moves through three major ethical perspectives: virtue, formalism, and utilitarianism. The text then moves to the social and criminal justice context where ethics is discussed in separate chapters as it relates to law, police, courts, and corrections, and liability in general. The final chapter looks to the future development of ethics in everyday life.

Table of Contents

Recognizing Ethical Decisions: Ethics and Critical Thinking
What are ethics and what is ethical?
To what types of things or beings should we limit the discussion of ethics?
What is the difference between morals and ethics?
What are values?
Why is critical thinking fundamental to ethics?
Ethics Checkup: Too Much Nintendo
Can morality be taught?
What is moral relativism?
How can we choose what to believe and how to act ethically?
Ethics in Books: The World According to Mr. Rogers
Ethics in the Movies: The Emperor's Club
Critical Thinking Exercises
Teenagers and Drug Sniffing Dogs
Sentenced to the Newspaper
Brewing Up a Storm
Internet Predator Sting
Virtue Ethics: Seeking the Good
The Roles of Socrates and Plato
Nichomachean ethics of Aristotle
A hierarchy of "goods"
The ultimate good
Stoicism and Hedonism
Ethics Checkup: ATM Trouble
Moral virtue
Achieving moral virtue
The habit of moral virtue
Evaluating ethical dilemmas
Ethics in Books: Why Can't We Be Good?
Ethics in the Movies: Return to Paradise
Critical Thinking Exercises
A Parole Fugitive at Princeton
Misrepresentation at MIT
Presidential Exit Ethics
A Large Contribution
Formalism: Carrying Out Obligation and Duty
Kantian ethics
The categorical imperative
The practical imperative
Ethics Checkup: Punishment for Lying
Lying & Criticisms
Comparing Formalism and Virtue Ethics Ethics in Books
Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers
Ethics in the Movies: Hotel Rwanda
Critical Thinking Exercises
Lying to the Sick and Dying
Lies of Public Officials
Is a Good Deed Required?
Raising Awareness, Committing Crimes
Utilitarianism: Measuring Consequences
John Stuart Mill and utility
Pain, pleasure, and happiness
Motivation versus consequences
Ethics Checkup: Martha Stewart an Example?
Criticisms of utilitarianism
Summarizing ethical theories
Ethics in Books: The Good, the Bad & the Difference
Ethics in the Movies: Quiz Show
Critical Thinking Exercises
A Flexible Expense Account
The Bad Samaritan
The Ring of Gyges
CSI Effect on Offenders?
Crime and Law: Which Behaviors Ought to be Crimes?
The outer limits of morality
Choosing what to criminalize
Violating laws on moral grounds Ethics Checkup: Beeper Ban
The ethics of criminals
An ethical explanation of crime
Ethics laws Ethics in Books: Ethics for the New Millennium
Ethics in the Movies: Enron
The Smartest Guys in the Room
Critical Thinking Exercises
A Boat Ride with Some Close Friends
It Fell Off a Truck
Prostitution: Just a Business?
'24' and Depictions of Torture
Police: How Should the Law be Enforced?
The scope of police decisions
Investigation and surveillance
Curtailing liberty: and stop and frisk
Placing in custody: arrest and search
Police Corruption
Ethics Checkup: Dirty Harry
Questioning: interrogation o
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