Justice, Crime, and Ethics

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Routledge, Dec 29, 2010 - Law - 432 pages
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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 readers and help them to understand ethics in the context of the criminal justice system.


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    This book does an excellent job of describing ethical dilemmas facing our criminal justice system. My favorite chapter is chapter five as it is very in-depth as to the stereotypical unethical police officer.
    Although it is a great read, it is lacking in a complete index. The index does cover the major areas of the book, but is lacking in covering the intermediate areas of the book.
    Overall, I would rate this book as an eight and a half out of ten.

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    Thank you for an outstanding book.
    Just received my A
    The book outlined my thoughts, deeds and actions for many a year.
    As an "encore" student, along with the instructor, the experience was absolutely fabulous.
    Kind Regards,
    Aviva Scherer


    Ethical issues in policing
    Ethics and the courts
    Ethical issues in corrections
    Ethical issues in crime control policy and research
    Ethics and the future

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    About the author (2010)

    Michael C. Braswell is a former prison psychologist for the Georgia Department of Corrections. He is a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at East Tennessee State University and is a licensed marriage and family therapist. He has authored or coauthored twelve books on such topics as Criminal Justice ethics, Peacemaking, Correctional Counseling, and the Spiritual Journey.

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