This text is a well-balanced survey of ethics presented through applications to the criminal justice system.
It presents the three major ethical schools of thoughtvirtue ethics, formalism, and utilitarianismin a clear and cogent way so readers can apply them and understand their strengths and limitations. It also captures the philosophical underpinnings of modern ethics without overwhelming readers.
"Ethics Checkup" and "Critical Thinking" exercises in every chapter help readers apply concepts to the world around them.
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Table of Contents
- Recognizing Ethical Decisions: Ethics and Critical Thinking 1
- Virtue Ethics: Seeking the Good 11
- Formalism: Carrying Out Obligation and Duty 25
- Utilitarianism: Measuring Consequences 36
- Crime and Law: Which Behaviors Ought to Be Crimes? 47
- Police: How Should the Law Be Enforced? 68
- Courts: How Ought a Case Be Adjudicated? 89
- Punishment and Corrections: What Should Be Done with Offenders? 104
- Liability: What Should Be the Consequence of Unethical Conduct? 120
- The Future: Will We Be More or Less Ethical? 135