Justice, Crime, and Ethics / Edition 7

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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.

  • 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 students and help them to understand ethics in the context of the criminal justice system.
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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781437734850
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 2/2/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 434
  • Sales rank: 279,446
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Michael C. Braswell is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology of East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Braswell received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Mercer University in 1969, a Master of Arts in Psychology from West Georgia College in 1970, his Ed.S. in Rehabilitation/Correctional Counseling from the University of Georgia in 1973, and his Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi. A former prison psychologist, he taught ethics and human relations courses for more than 30 years at East Tennessee State University. He has published books on ethics, peacemaking, and correctional counseling as well as two novels and a short story collection.

Belinda R. McCarthy is Professor of Counseling, Leadership, and Special Education at Missouri State University. Her Ph.D is in Criminal Justice from SUNY Albany.

Bernard J. McCarthy is Professor of Criminology at Missouri State University. He is also Director of the Center for Homeland Security, Program Coordinator MAAS (Criminal Justice and Homeland Security).

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Table of Contents


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

2. Utilitarian and Deontological Approaches to Criminal Justice Ethics

3. Peacemaking, Justice, and Ethics


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


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


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


17. Crime and Justice Myths

18. The Ford Pinto Case and Beyond: Assessing Blame

19. Ethics and Criminal Justice Research

20. Terrorism and Justice


21. Criminal Justice: An Ethic for the Future

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