Ethics in Criminal Justice: In Search of the Truth

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Routledge, Oct 29, 2010 - Law - 544 pages
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Introducing the fundamentals of ethical theory, this text exposes the reader to the ways and means of making moral judgments by covering the teachings of the great philosophers, sources of criminal justice ethics, and unethical patterns in the criminal justice system. It is presented from two perspectives: a thematic perspective that addresses ethical principles common to all components of the discipline and an area-specific perspective that addresses the state of ethics in criminal justice in the fields of policing, corrections, and probation and parole. "What you will learn from this chapter," key terms and definitions, and review questions included with each chapter.

NEW THIS EDITION The fifth edition features expanded discussion of the formula of ethical discretion to enhance students’ understanding the ethics of decision making in real-life situations as well as a new chapter on the ethics of loyalty and loyalties in the workplace.



  • A classical approach to the study of ethics in criminal justice
  • Challenges the reader to emphasize and restore ethics in their part of the criminal justice field
 

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Contents

Acquainting Yourself with Ethics
1
Familiarizing Yourself with Ethics
45
Understanding Criminal Justice Ethics
81
Meeting the Masters
117
The Ambivalent Reality
193
Lying and Deception in Criminal Justice
217
Racial Prejudice and Racial Discrimination
235
Egoism and the Abuse of Authority
269
Ethics and Police
345
Ethics and Corrections Prisons
377
Ethics of Probation and Parole
421
The Truth Revealed
449
What Can Be Done to Restore Ethics?
481
Name Index
485
Subject Index
493
A Farewell Note
513

Misguided Loyalties
301
Ethics of Criminal Justice Today
333

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