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Ethical Dilemmas and Decisions in Criminal Justice (Ethics in Crime and Justice), 8th Edition

Packed with current, real-world examples, ETHICAL DILEMMAS AND DECISIONS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE offers comprehensive, balanced, and practical coverage of ethics across all three arms of the criminal justice system: the police, the courts, and corrections. Readers not only find coverage of the philosophical principles and theories that are the very foundation of ethical decision-making, but also the latest challenges and issues in criminal justice–the war on terror, privatization, community corrections, the death penalty, the effect of the economic slowdown on the CJ system, the misuse of power/discretion by elected officials and/or other public servants, and much more. In addition, real-life cases and situations demonstrate the significance of ethics in today’s world of criminal justice for those studying or contemplating a career in criminal justice.


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. –This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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 previously served as a probation and parole officer in the state of Washington and a program review specialist for the New York Department of Correctional Services. She taught law and criminology at the University of Turku, Finland, as a Fulbright fellow and conducted training in the areas of criminology, sexual harassment and ethics. Dr. Pollock’s many published works include PRISON: TODAY AND TOMORROW; WOMEN, LAW, AND SOCIAL CONTROL; PRISONS AND PRISON LIFE: COSTS AND CONSEQUENCES; 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.

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Product Details :

  • Series: Ethics in Crime and Justice
  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 8 edition (January 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1285062663
  • ISBN-13: 978-1285062662
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.9 x 0.9 inches

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