Develop the ethical decision-making skills that are essential in the field of criminal justice with the help of ETHICAL DILEMMAS AND DECISIONS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 9th Edition. Packed with current, real-world examples, the text offers comprehensive coverage of ethics across all three arms of the criminal justice system: the police, the courts, and corrections. It combines coverage of the philosophical principles and theories that are the foundation of ethical decision-making with the latest challenges and issues in criminal justice -- militarization of the police, mass imprisonment, wrongful convictions, the misuse of power by public servants, and more. Hands-on exercises, real-life cases, and practical scenarios illustrate the significance of ethics in today's criminal justice arena. Whether you plan to work in the field of policing, courts, or corrections, this book delivers the information and tools you need to deal effectively with ethical challenges on the job.
Dr. Joycelyn Pollock is a Distinguished Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Texas State University. Dr. Pollock's many published works include WOMEN'S CRIMES, CRIMINOLOGY AND CORRECTIONS; CRIMINAL LAW; PRISONS AND PRISON LIFE; and MORALITY STORIES. She received a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Albany and a J.D. from the University of Houston. She received the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Fellows Award in 2015 for contributions to criminal justice research and education.
Part I: ETHICS AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. 1. Morality, Ethics, and Human Behavior. 2. Determining Moral Behavior. 3. Justice and Law. 4. Becoming an Ethical Professional. Part II: POLICE. 5. The Police Role in Society: Crime Fighter or Public Servant? 6. Police Discretion and Dilemmas. 7. Police Corruption and Misconduct. Part III: LAW. 8. Law and Legal Professionals. 9. Zealous Advocates. 10. Justice and Judicial Ethics. Part IV: CORRECTIONS. 11. The Ethics of Punishment and Corrections. 12. Discretion and Dilemmas in Corrections. 13. Correctional Professionals: Misconduct and Responses. Part V: ETHICAL CHOICES IN TODAY'S WORLD. 14. Making Ethical Choices.