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Ethics in Crime and Justice : Dilemmas and Decisions (4TH 04 - Old Edition)by Joycelyn M Pollock
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This book provides readers with the information needed to solve ethical dilemmas within the complicated criminal justice system. It begins with a straightforward presentation of the major ethical systems followed by a discussion of moral development and the ideal of justice. The book includes not only philosophical information but practical applications as well, because of the issue-based approach, which allows each reader to make individual decisions.
Book News Annotation:
This textbook seeks to apply ethical thinking to contemporary issues in the criminal justice system. It begins by reviewing the nature of ethics, its competing theories, and the various accounts how ethical behavior is developed. It then considers the nature of justice, the law, and the ethics of social control. These two spheres of thought inform discussions of official corruption and brutality, and the ethical issues faced by police, lawyers, judges, and corrections professionals. Broader questions about the nature of punishment, community corrections, and criminal justice policy are also discussed. Pollock teaches at Southwest Texas State University. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This text is designed to introduce students to ethical decision-making in the criminal justice system. Its greatest strengths are its balanced coverage of 1) all three segments of the CJ system-police, courts, and corrections-and 2) both philosophical principles/theories and hands-on criminal justice issues and applications.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 397-414) and indexes.
About the Author
Dr. Joycelyn Pollock has been a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Texas State University-San Marcos (formerly Southwest Texas State University) since 1993. She received a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Albany and a J.D. from the University of Houston. She has been a probation and parole officer in the state of Washington and a program review specialist for the New York Department of Correctional Services. Dr. Pollock received a Fulbright teaching fellowship in 1998 and taught law and criminology at the University of Turku, Finland. She has conducted training for criminal justice professionals in the areas of criminology, sexual harassment and ethics. Her published works include: Prisons: Today and Tomorrow (Jones and Bartlett), Women, Prison and Crime, 2d ed. (Wadsworth), Prisons and Prison Life: Costs and Consequences (Roxbury), Criminal Women (Anderson), Exploring Corrections (with John Whitehead and Michael Braswell), Women, Law and Social Control (with Alida Merlo), and Morality Tales (with Michael Braswell and Scott Braswell).
Table of Contents
1. Morality, Ethics, and Human Behavior. 2. Determining Moral Behavior. 3. Developing Moral and Ethical Behavior. 4. Justice and the Law. 5. Further Issues in Retributive Justice. 6. The Ethics of Social Control. 7. Corruption and the "Code". 8. Ethics and Law Enforcement Practices. 9. Ethics and Legal Professionals. 10. Special Issues for Prosecutors and Judges. 11. The Ethics of Punishment and Corrections. 12. Ethics for Correctional Professionals. 13. Corrections in the Community. 14. Criminal Justice Policy.
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