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NCJ Number: 122688 Find in a Library
Title: Ethics and Privatization in Criminal Justice: Does Education Have a Role To Play?
Journal: Journal of Criminal Justice  Volume:18  Issue:1  Dated:(1990)  Pages:65-70
Author(s): D B Silvester
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 6
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Ethics historically has not been viewed as a core topic for criminal justice education. This note proposes that the new dilemmas created by the privatization of correctional services and the increased attention given moral issues and business ethics in the media will awaken academic interest in this area.
Abstract: Based on review of the literature on teaching ethics in higher education, courses that encourage students to explore their personal code of ethics and refine their individual decisionmaking abilities are advocated over those oriented toward the acceptance of a specific belief system and defined ethical code. Universities are encouraged to determine their own ethical codes and evaluate the approaches that are being used to teach ethics. 24 references. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Ethics training
Index Term(s): Privatization in corrections; Professional conduct and ethics
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