Justice, Crime, and Ethics

By

  • Michael Braswell
  • Belinda McCarthy
  • Bernard McCarthy

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.
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Audience

Students in the criminal justice field.

 

Book information

  • 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




Table of 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