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NCJ Number: 140215 Find in a Library
Title: Ethics in Criminal Justice
Editor(s): F Schmalleger
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 222
Sponsoring Agency: Wyndham Hall Press, Inc.
Bristol, IN 46507
Publication Number: ISBN 1-55605-119-0
Sale Source: Wyndham Hall Press, Inc.
52857 C.R. 21
Bristol, IN 46507
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Twelve papers discuss ethics in various contexts for criminal justice professionals and how ethics should be taught to prospective and practicing criminal justice personnel.
Abstract: The introduction defines "ethics" as "higher-level belief systems that support particular social values and behavioral choices." The introduction also discusses operative ethical systems under the categories of macro-ethics, mid-level ethics, and micro-ethics. A paper describes and evaluates the role of public defenders in the justice system, based on interviews with public defenders working in Denver, Col.; this is followed by a paper that reports the findings of a survey on work attitudes among criminal defense attorneys. Another paper considers the propriety of remedial measures for the defense attorney in dealing with client perjury. A paper on the development of a police professional ethic focuses on the composition of a general ethical position that defines the nature of the relationship between the police and the general public. Another paper on police ethics highlights the ethical concerns of police administrators and officers in a post-Watergate age, followed by a paper that discusses problems and possibilities for the advancement of private-security personnel toward professional ideals. Four papers discuss various aspects of the content and techniques for teaching courses in criminal justice ethics. The concluding chapter discusses directions for the future. A 250- item teaching bibliography
Main Term(s): Professional conduct and ethics
Index Term(s): Defense counsel; Ethics training; Police management; Police professionalism; Private police; Public defenders; Teaching/training techniques
Note: A Justice Professional Reader.
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