Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 October 2018

480 Pages

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190639136

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Criminal Justice Ethics

A Framework for Analysis

John J. Sloan, III

  • Opens with an overview of ethics, followed by chapters on ethical systems, moral dilemmas in criminal justice, and moral reasoning
  • Examines common ethical issues confronting criminal justice practitioners, beginning with the police, moving through the courts (prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges), and ending with corrections (probation/parole officers and correctional officers)
  • Includes separate chapters on ethical issues involving forensic science and research ethics
  • Presents the author's original, practical "framework for analysis" that includes a template students can use to organize relevant information and effectively evaluate ethical issues like police officers accepting gratuities or prison inmates being used for biomedical research
  • Case Studies in the chapters describe real-world scenarios--or actual events that generated significant media coverage--and ask students to reach conclusions about the ethics of the behavior described
  • Thought Exercises in the chapters inspire further reflection on, or discussion about, key issues in criminal justice ethics
  • An online Ancillary Resource Center offers adopters an Instructor's Manual, a Computerized Test Bank, and PowerPoint lecture outlines
  • A free, open-access Companion Website provides a wealth of student resources including flashcards, practice quizzes, and links to further resources

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