Justice, Crime, and Ethics, Seventh Edition, provides a comprehensive discussion of criminal justice ethics. The book is organized into six sections. Section I introduces the study of justice, crime, and ethics, identifying the three contexts for understanding these concepts and the five goals for exploring ethics. Section II on ethical issues in policing explains how police officers learn ethics; deception in police interrogation; using ethical dilemmas in police training; and the path to misconduct. Section III on ethics and the courts discusses lawyers as legal advocates and moral agents; prosecutor misconduct; the goals, practices, and ethics of criminal sentencing; punishment philosophies; and the death penalty. Section IV deals with ethical issues in corrections, including probation, parole, and community corrections; restorative justice and the peacemaking ethic; and prison corruption. Section V discusses ethical issues in crime control policy and research. Finally, Section VI reflects on the future of institutions of justice and the processes related to them.

Key Features

    • The seventh edition includes three new chapters focusing on deception in police interrogation; using ethical dilemmas in training police; and terrorism and justice.
    • Essays are enhanced with case studies and exercises designed to stimulate critical and creative thinking regarding ethical issues in crime and justice.
    • Discussion questions and lists of key concepts focus readers and help them to understand ethics in the context of the criminal justice system.


    Students in the criminal justice field.

    Table of Contents

    A Note on the Seventh Edition Section I Introduction Chapter 1 Ethics, crime, and justice: An introductory note to students Chapter 2 Utilitarian and deontological approaches to criminal justice ethics Chapter 3 Peacemaking, justice, and ethics Section II Ethical Issues in Policing Chapter 4 How police officers learn ethics Chapter 5 Deception in police interrogation Chapter 6 Using ethical dilemmas in training police Chapter 7 Police ethics, legal proselytism, and the social order: Paving the path to misconduct Section III Ethics and the Courts Chapter 8 Whatever happened to atticus finch? Lawyers as legal advocates and moral agents Chapter 9 Prosecutor misconduct Chapter 10 Criminal sentencing: Goals, practices, and ethics Chapter 11 Crime and punishment: Punishment philosophies and ethical dilemmas Chapter 12 To die or not to die: Morality, ethics, and the death penalty Section IV Ethical Issues in Corrections Chapter 13 Ethical issues in probation, parole, and community corrections Chapter 14 Restorative justice and the peacemaking ethic Chapter 15 Keeping an eye on the keeper: Prison corruption and its control Chapter 16 Ethics and prison: Selected issues Section V Ethical Issues in Crime Control Chapter 17 Crime and justice myths Chapter 18 The ford pinto case and beyond: Assessing blame Chapter 19 Ethics and criminal justice research Chapter 20 Terrorism and justice Section VI Ethics and The Future Chapter 21 Criminal justice: An ethic for the future Index


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    "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