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Justice, Crime, and Ethics

The contributions in this book examine ethical dilemmas pertaining to the administration of criminal justice and professional activities in the field. Comprehensive coverage is achieved through focus on law enforcement, legal practice, sentencing, corrections, research, crime control policy and philosophical issues.

Audience

Students in the criminal justice field.

Paperback, 432 Pages

Published: January 2011

Imprint: Anderson Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4377-3485-0

Reviews

  • "The seventh edition of this criminal justice text on ethics has been updated with new case studies and exercises, new chapters on ethics in police training and interrogation, and expansions and revisions throughout. Material is grouped under sections on ethical issues in policing, ethics and the courts, ethical issues in corrections, ethical issues in crime control policy and research, and ethics and the future. Specific topics discussed include how police officers learn ethics, legally permissible but unethical conduct, guidance for lawyers, types of restorative justice programs, ethics and prison, and the Ford Pinto case. The text is geared towards undergraduates in criminology programs and offers lists of key concepts, text boxes, and discussion questions among its learning features."--SciTech Book News


Contents

  • Section I: INTRODUCTION

    1. Ethics, Crime, and Justice: An Introductory Note to Students

    2. Utilitarian and Deontological Approaches to Criminal Justice Ethics

    3. Peacemaking, Justice, and Ethics

    Section II: ETHICAL ISSUES IN POLICING

    4. How Police Officers Learn Ethics

    5. Deception in Police Interrogation

    6. Using Ethical Dilemmas in Training Police

    7. Police Ethics, Legal Proselytism, and the Social Order: Paving the Path to Misconduct

    Section III: ETHICS AND THE COURTS

    8. Whatever Happened to Atticus Finch? Lawyers as Legal Advocates and Moral Agents

    9.  Prossecutor Misconduct

    10. Criminal Sentencing: Goals, Practices, and Ethics

    11. Crime and Punishment: Punishment Philosophies and Ethical Dilemmas

    12. To Die or Not to Die: Morality, Ethics, and the Death Penalty

    Section IV: ETHICAL ISSUES IN CORRECTIONS

    13. Ethical Issues in Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections

    14. Restorative Justice and the Peacemaking Ethic

    15. Keeping an Eye on the Keeper: Prison Corruption and Its Control

    16. Ethics and Prison: Selected Issues

    Section V: ETHICAL ISSUES IN CRIME CONTROL POLICY AND RESEARCH

    17. Crime and Justice Myths

    18. The Ford Pinto Case and Beyond: Assessing Blame

    19. Ethics and Criminal Justice Research

    20. Terrorism and Justice

    Section VI: ETHICS AND THE FUTURE

    21. Criminal Justice: An Ethic for the Future

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