The burgeoning interest in criminal justice ethics necessitates the compilation of this volume listing relevant materials published in North America after 1980. The use of available telecommunications and database resources facilitated the compilers' access to books, chapters in books, articles, commission reports, videotapes, professional and government codes, as well as unpublished books near completion, and ensured the inclusion of the most up-to-date and pertinent works. The sources cited focus on the American system of criminal justice, its theoretical framework, and the prominent issues that it faces.
After a definition of criminal justice ethics that establishes the criteria for inclusion in this guide, attention turns to works that outline the administration of the criminal justice system. Materials that delineate standards of behavior within the police, the courts, the corrections process, and that refer to the protection of victim's rights follow. As an aid to researchers interested in additional or continually updated information, a separate chapter is devoted to the location of the sources cited. An entry index of author's names and a subject index of key words and terms, both keyed by entry number, complete the work.
|Publisher:||Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated|
|Series:||Research and Bibliographical Guides in Criminal Justice Series , #2|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
FRANK SCHMALLEGER is Director of the Justice Research Association in South Carolina. He is the author of many books including Criminal Justice Today and edits the Prentice Hall series Criminal Justice in the Twenty-First Century. As editor of Ethics in Criminal Justice, The Social Basis of Criminal Justice, and as founding editor of the journal The Justice Professional, he has worked to focus attention within the justice field on ethical concerns.
ROBERT McKENRICK is a graduate of the Police Administration program at Eastern Kentucky University. He received his graduate degree from Webster University in security management. Formerly a military intelligence officer in the U.S. Army's XVIII Airborne Corps, he is presently attending the Temple University School of Law.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Growth of Ethical Awareness in Criminal Justice
General Criminal Justice Policy and Law
Information Sources for Research on Criminal Justice Ethics