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Packed with current, real-world examples, ETHICAL DILEMMAS AND DECISIONS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE offers comprehensive, balanced, and practical coverage of ethics across all three arms of the criminal justice system: the police, the courts, and corrections. Readers not only find coverage of the philosophical principles and theories that are the very foundation of ethical decision-making, but also the latest challenges and issues in criminal justice—the war on terror, privatization, community corrections, the death penalty, the effect of the economic slowdown on the CJ system, the misuse of power/discretion by elected officials and/or other public servants, and much more. In addition, real-life cases and situations demonstrate the significance of ethics in today's world of criminal justice for those studying or contemplating a career in criminal justice. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.
PART I: ETHICS AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. 1. Morality, Ethics, and Human Behavior. 2. Determining Moral Behavior. 3. Justice and Law. 4. Becoming an Ethical Professional. PART II: POLICE. 5. The Police Role in Society: Crime Fighter or Public Servant?. 6. Police Discretion and Dilemmas. 7. Police Corruption and Misconduct. PART III: LAW. 8. Law and Legal Professionals. 9. Zealous Advocates. 10. Justice and Judicial Ethics. PART IV: CORRECTIONS. 11. The Ethics of Punishment and Corrections. 12. Discretion and Dilemmas in Corrections. 13. Correctional Professionals: Misconduct and Responses. PART V: ETHICAL CHOICES IN TODAY'S WORLD. 14. Making Ethical Choices.
Posted November 21, 2009