Criminal Justice Ethics: Theory and Practice (5th Revised edition)

Criminal Justice Ethics: Theory and Practice (5th Revised edition)

By: Cyndi L. Banks (author)Paperback

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Bestselling author Cyndi Banks draws readers into a unique discussion of ethical issues by exploring moral dilemmas faced by professionals in the criminal justice system before examining the major theoretical foundations of ethics. This distinct and unique organization allows students to understand real-life ethical issues before grappling with philosophical approaches to the resolution of these issues. The Fifth Edition includes updated discussions around ethical issues in policing, corrections, the changing technological environment and its influence on courtrooms, and mass imprisonment and the ethical implications of current policies.

About Author

Cyndi Banks is Associate Vice President of Student Success at Capilano University in Canada. She spent 16 years as a professor of criminology and criminal justice and Dean of University College at Northern Arizona University. She has more than 24 years' experience of research and project implementation in developing countries in the fields of juvenile justice, probation, justice policy, and child rights. She has worked as a criminologist in Papua New Guinea, Bangladesh, Iraq, Kurdistan, Timor Leste, Sudan, and Myanmar. She is the author of numerous articles and books, including Criminal Justice Ethics; Youth, Crime and Justice; Developing Cultural Criminology: Theory and Practice in Papua New Guinea; Alaska Native Juveniles in Detention; Comparative, International, and Global Justice: Perspectives From Criminology and Criminal Justice; and most recently, Prisons in the United States.


PART I: THE INTERACTION BETWEEN ETHICS AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM Chapter 1: The Importance of Ethics in Criminal Justice The Meaning of Ethics The Value of Ethics Normative Ethics Ethical Relativism Cultural Relativism Ethical Absolutism Ethical Pluralism Religion and Ethical Standards Ethics and Natural Law Ethics and Law Ethical Dilemmas Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice Chapter 2: Police Ethics: The Nature of Policing and Police Corruption Ethics and Policing The Nature of Policing Police as an Institution Police Culture Police Discretion Ethics and Codes of Ethics Policing and Stress Police "Militarization" Police Corruption Whistle-Blowing Discrimination as a Corrupt Practice in Policing: Racial Bias, Racial Profiling, and Selective Law Enforcement Chapter 3: Police Ethics: Use of Force, Investigations, Interrogations, and Lying Police Use of Force Policing, Mental Illness, and Crisis Intervention Teams (CITs) Ethical Issues in Investigation, Interrogation, and Custody Chapter 4: Racial Discrimination in the Criminal Justice System Ethical Background Historical Context Is There Racial Discrimination in the Criminal Justice System? Imprisonment Disparities Hate Crimes Explanations for Racial Discrimination in the Criminal Justice System Chapter 5: Judges, Lawyers, and Ethics Legal Ethics: Historical Context The Nature of Professional Ethics Defense Lawyers The Prosecutor Judicial Ethics Chapter 6: The Purpose of Criminal Punishment What Is Punishment? Theoretical Approaches to Punishment Why Punish? The Philosophical Approach Restorative Justice Why Punish? The Sociological Approach Chapter 7: Ethics in Corrections: The Nature of Corrections The Prison Explosion The Prison Explosion: Time Line of Events Maximum Security Medium Security and Minimum Security Stateville Prison: The Changing State of Corrections Corrections Subculture Power and Authority in Prison: Controlling the Inmates Private Prisons Disenfranchising Inmates Chapter 8: Ethics in Corrections: Guarding Ethically The Experience of Guarding Guarding Ethically Guarding With Discretion Unethical Situations Rape in Prison Corruption Whistle-Blowing in Corrections Ethical Issues in Probation and Parole Chapter 9: The Ethics of Criminal Justice Policy Making The Ethics of Policy Making Morality Policy Public Opinion About Punishment Mandatory Minimum Sentencing The War on Drugs Truth in Sentencing Predators and Superpredators Capital Punishment Chapter 10: Ethics and the "War on Terrorism" Defining Terrorism Warfare or Crime Control? The Morality of Targeted Killing Chapter 11: Media Ethics and Criminal Justice Media Constructions of Crime Reporting the Truth Avoiding Bias Avoiding Harm Serving the Public Maintaining Trust Manipulation PART II: THE APPLICATION OF ETHICAL THEORIES TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM Chapter 12: Duty and Principle Hypothetical and Categorical Imperatives Conflicting Duties Applying Deontological Theory Chapter 13: Considering the Consequences Pleasure and Happiness Act Consequentialism Rule Consequentialism Public Policy and Utilitarianism Arguments Criticizing Utilitarianism Applying Utilitarian Theory Chapter 14: The Importance of Character Virtues Aristotle and Happiness The Golden Mean Practical Wisdom What's Wrong With Virtue Applying Virtue Theory Chapter 15: Egoism, Pleasure, and Indifference Stoicism Hedonism Ethical Egoism Applying the Theory of Ethical Egoism Chapter 16: A Sense of Justice Application of the Principles Justice as Fairness Moral Development Applying Rawlsian Theory Chapter 17: Caring for Others Kohlberg and Gilligan A Theory of Moral Development "In a Different Voice": Carol Gilligan Gender and the Ethic of Care The Ethic of Care and Justice Peacemaking Applying the Ethic of Care

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  • ISBN13: 9781544353593
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 448
  • ID: 9781544353593
  • weight: 880
  • ISBN10: 1544353596
  • edition: 5th Revised edition

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