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NCJ Number: 31471 Find in a Library
Title: DEVELOPING A STABLE BASE FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE PLANNING
Journal: CANADIAN JOURNAL OF CRIMINOLOGY AND CORRECTIONS  Volume:18  Issue:1  Dated:(JANUARY 1976)  Pages:1-11
Author(s): W T MCGRATH
Corporate Author: Canadian Criminal Justice Assoc
Canada
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: Canadian Criminal Justice Assoc
Ottawa, Ontario, K1Y 4X9
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: THE AUTHOR ARGUES THAT SOCIETY HAS NEGLECTED THE MORAL ASPECTS OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND CONTENDS THAT A CRIMINAL JUSTICE PHILOSOPHY BASED ON A CONSIDERATION OF MORALITY, RIGHTS, AND RESPONSIBILITIES MUST BE DEVELOPED.
Abstract: IT IS STATED THAT CONSIDERATION OF THE PLACE OF MORALITY IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE COULD LEAD TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF GUIDES FOR ITS USE IN REHABILITATION. THE AUTHOR CONSIDERS THE RELATIONSHIP OF MORALITY AND THE CRIMINAL LAW FOR FOUR AREAS: DETERMINING THE AIMS AND PURPOSE OF THE CRIMINAL LAW; DETERMINING WHAT ACTIONS SHOULD BE DEFINED AS CRIME; THE APPLICATION OF THE LAW; AND PERSONAL RESPONSES TO THE DEMANDS OF THE CRIMINAL LAW. AS A FIRST STEP IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SUCH A MORAL CODE. THE AUTHOR SUGGESTS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CITIZENS' CODE OF RESPONSIBILITY IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE OR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CODE OF ETHICS FOR THE MEDIA.
Index Term(s): Canada; Community support; Criminal justice system planning; Foreign criminal justice planning; Public Attitudes/Opinion
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