Ethical Justice

1st Edition

Applied Issues for Criminal Justice Students and Professionals

Authors: Brent Turvey Stan Crowder
Hardcover ISBN: 9780124045972
eBook ISBN: 9780124046467
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th June 2013
Page Count: 496
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This textbook was developed from an idiom shared by the authors and contributors alike:  ethics and ethical challenges are generally black and white - not gray.  They are akin to the pregnant woman or the gunshot victim; one cannot be a little pregnant or a little shot. Consequently, professional conduct is either ethical or it is not. 
Unafraid to be the harbingers, Turvey and Crowder set forth the parameters of key ethical issues across the five pillars of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, corrections, courts, forensic science, and academia. It demonstrates how each pillar is dependent upon its professional membership, and also upon the supporting efforts of the other pillars - with respect to both character and culture.
With contributions from case-working experts across the CJ spectrum, this text reveals hard-earned insights into issues that are often absent from textbooks born out of just theory and research. Part 1 examines ethic issues in academia, with chapters on ethics for CJ students, CJ educators, and ethics in CJ research. Part 2 examines ethical issues in law enforcement, with separate chapters on law enforcement administration and criminal investigations. Part 3 examines ethical issues in the forensic services, considering the separate roles of crime lab administration and evidence examination. Part 4 examines ethical issues in the courts, with chapters discussing the prosecution, the defense, and the judiciary. Part 5 examines ethical issues in corrections, separately considering corrections staff and treatment staff in a forensic setting. The text concludes with Part 6, which examines ethical issues in a broad professional sense with respect to professional organizations and whistleblowers.
Ethical Justice: Applied Issues for Criminal Justice Students and Professionals is intended for use as a textbook at the college and university, by undergraduate students enrolled in a program related to any of the CJ professi

Key Features

  • First of its kind overview of the five pillars of criminal justice: academia, law enforcement, forensic services, courts and corrections
  • Written by practicing criminal justice professionals, from across every pillar
  • Offers a realistic overview of ethical issues confronted by criminals justice students and professionals
  • Examines sensitive subjects often ignored in other criminal justice ethics texts
  • Numerous cases examples in each chapter to facilitate instruction and learning

Readership

Primary: Forensic scientists, students and instructors in forensic science and criminology

Table of Contents

Preface: True North

References

About the Authors

Chapter 1. Ethics in the Criminal Justice Professions

Key Terms

Ethics Defined

Relative Justice

Legal Justice

The Pillars of the Criminal Justice System

The Character of an Adversarial System

The Value of Professional Ethics in the Criminal Justice System

The Value of Professional Ethics to Criminal Justice Practitioners

Summary

References

Chapter 2. Ethical Issues for Students of Criminal Justice

Key Terms

Employment Screening

Student Codes of Honor, Ethics, and Conduct

Student Misconduct

Academic Misconduct

Inappropriate Relationships

Drugs and Alcohol

Hazing

Stalking

Sexual Misconduct

Online Networking

Special Issues for Graduate Students

Summary

References

Chapter 3. Criminal Justice Educators: Ethical Issues in Teaching

Key Terms

The Role of the Criminal Justice Educator

Ethical Responsibilities

Social Media

Proposed Ethical Guidelines for Criminal Justice Instructors

Summary

References

Chapter 4. Criminology Research: Theory Testing and Publishing

Key Terms

The Scientific Method

Reliability and Validity

Peer Review

Logical Fallacies

Case Examples

Summary

References

Chapter 5. Ethical Issues in Police Administration

Key Terms

The Role of Law Enforcement

Models of Policing

Command

Human Resources

Accountability

Transparency: Police Policies, the Public, and the Media

Summary

References

Chapter 6. Ethical Issues for Police Officers and Criminal Investigators

Key Terms

Duty of Care

Breaking the Law to Uphold It

Noble Cause Corruption

Details

No. of pages:
496
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780124046467
Hardcover ISBN:
9780124045972

About the Author

Brent Turvey

Brent E. Turvey spent his first years in college on a pre-med track only to change his course of study once his true interests took hold. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University in Psychology, with an emphasis on Forensic Psychology, and an additional Bachelor of Science degree in History. He went on to receive his Masters of Science in Forensic Science after studying at the University of New Haven, in West Haven, Connecticut. Since graduating in 1996, Brent has consulted with many agencies, attorneys, and police departments in the United States, Australia, China, Canada, Barbados and Korea on a range of rapes, homicides, and serial/ multiple rape/ death cases, as a forensic scientist and criminal profiler. He has also been court qualified as an expert in the areas of criminal profiling, forensic science, victimology, and crime reconstruction. In August of 2002, he was invited by the Chinese People's Police Security University (CPPSU) in Beijing to lecture before groups of detectives at the Beijing, Wuhan, Hanzou, and Shanghai police bureaus. In 2005, he was invited back to China again, to lecture at the CPPSU, and to the police in Beijing and Xian - after the translation of the 2nd edition of his text into Chinese for the University. In 2007, he was invited to lecture at the 1st Behavioral Sciences Conference at the Home Team (Police) Academy in Singapore, where he also provided training to their Behavioral Science Unit. In 2012 Brent completed his PhD in Criminology from Bond University in Gold Coast, Australia. He is the author of Criminal Profiling: An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Editions (1999, 2002, 2008, 2011); co- author of the Rape Investigation Handbook, 1st and 2nd Editions (2004, 2011), Crime Reconstruction 1st and 2nd Editions (2006, 2011), Forensic Victimology (2008) and Forensic Fraud (2013) - all with Elsevier Science. He is currently a full partner, Forensic Scientist, C

Affiliations and Expertise

Forensic Solutions LLC, Sitka, AK, USA Director, The Institute of Forensic Investigation & Criminal Profiling (Aguascalientes, MX)

Stan Crowder

Dr. Crowder is an assistant professor at Kennesaw State University’s Department of Sociology and is an expert in criminal investigations involving serial killers, serial offenders and the resolution of cold homicide cases, and ethics. He was recently elected president of the Academy of Behavioral Profiling, an association of practitioners and scholars dedicated to the application of evidence-based criminal profiling techniques in investigations and legal proceedings. Dr. Crowder has published in academic journals and contributed a chapter in Forensic Criminology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Sociology, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, USA

Reviews

"This is a classroom introduction to ethical issues in criminal justice professions, criminological research, and the education of criminal justice professionals. Specific chapters look at issues for students and educators, in theory testing and publishing, in police administration, for police officers and criminal investigators themselves, in crime lab administration and forensic examinations, for prosecuting and criminal defense attorneys, and for correction staff."--Reference & Research Book News, December 2013