Professional Ethics in Criminal Justice: Being Ethical When No One is Looking / Edition 3

Professional Ethics in Criminal Justice: Being Ethical When No One is Looking / Edition 3

by Jay S. Albanese
ISBN-10:
0131375652
ISBN-13:
9780131375659
Pub. Date:
01/10/2011
Publisher:
Pearson
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Professional Ethics in Criminal Justice: Being Ethical When No One is Looking / Edition 3

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 thought—virtue ethics, formalism, and utilitarianism—in 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780131375659
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 01/10/2011
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 593,046
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

  1. Recognizing Ethical Decisions: Ethics and Critical Thinking 1
  2. Virtue Ethics: Seeking the Good 11
  3. Formalism: Carrying Out Obligation and Duty 25
  4. Utilitarianism: Measuring Consequences 36
  5. Crime and Law: Which Behaviors Ought to Be Crimes? 47
  6. Police: How Should the Law Be Enforced? 68
  7. Courts: How Ought a Case Be Adjudicated? 89
  8. Punishment and Corrections: What Should Be Done with Offenders? 104
  9. Liability: What Should Be the Consequence of Unethical Conduct? 120
  10. The Future: Will We Be More or Less Ethical? 135

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