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NCJ Number: 173532 Find in a Library
Title: Justice, Crime and Ethics, Second Edition
Author(s): M C Braswell; B R McCarthy; B J McCarthy
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 631
Sponsoring Agency: Anderson Publishing Co
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87084-097-5; ISBN 0-87084-098-3
Sale Source: Anderson Publishing Co
Publicity Director
2035 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This textbook examines ethical issues in policing, the courts, corrections, criminal justice research, and crime-control policy.
Abstract: Three papers in the introductory section provide a broad philosophical framework for exploring a wide range of social and criminal justice issues. The section on policing includes two new selections in this second edition. One is an experimental piece on teaching police officers about ethical dilemmas. The second examines whether police officers need a code of ethics. A paper on reforming plea bargaining has been added to the section on ethics and the courts, in addition to papers on the ethics of attorneys in an adversarial system and an analysis of why prosecutors act unethically. Ethical issues in sentencing are also addressed in the section on ethics and the courts. A paper on shame, forgiveness, and juvenile justice has been added to the correctional-issues section. Other papers in the corrections section pertain to prison corruption and its control, as well as ethical issues in probation and parole. Remaining sections consider ethical issues in criminal justice research, ethics and crime control policy, and a criminal justice ethic for the future. A student study guide/workbook accompanies the text. It includes learning objectives, chapter summaries, objective practice questions, case scenarios, and quiz questions, as well as several discussion questions keyed to each chapter to stimulate class discussion. Chapter notes and a subject index
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Correctional personnel; Court personnel; Crime control policies; Criminal justice research; Judicial conduct and ethics; Police standards; Professional conduct and ethics; Sentencing/Sanctions
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