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NCJ Number: 157123 Find in a Library
Title: Justice, Crime, and Ethics, Second Edition
Editor(s): M C Braswell; B R McCarthy; B J McCarthy
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 436
Sponsoring Agency: Anderson Publishing Co
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87084-097-5
Sale Source: Anderson Publishing Co
Publicity Director
2035 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This textbook is designed to help students examine ethics from a personal, social, and criminal justice context.
Abstract: Five identified goals for exploring ethics include becoming more aware and open to moral and ethical issues, developing critical thinking and analytical skills, becoming more personally responsible, understanding how criminal justice is engaged in a process of coercion, and developing a holistic, ethical vision. The book discusses some theoretical approaches toward criminal justice ethics, followed by an examination of ethical issues in policing, including deception by police, ethical dilemmas in police work, and the need for a code of police professional ethics. The section on ethics and the courts focuses on the practice of law and decision making in sentencing. The three subsequent sections explore ethical issues in corrections, criminal justice research, and crime control policy. The final chapter outlines a vision of criminal justice ethics for the future. Chapter references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Code of ethics; Corrections; Courts; Judicial conduct and ethics; Juveniles; Professional conduct and ethics
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