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Criminal justice ethics : theory and practice

Author: Cyndi Banks
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Following on the success of its first edition which was praised for its comprehensive coverage and flexible organization, Cyndi Banks's Criminal Justice Ethics, Second Edition, continues to explore ethical dilemmas faced by criminal justice professionals and discusses how they might be resolved, covering codes of ethics for various players and providing applied examples in the form of illustrative real-life case  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cyndi Banks
ISBN: 9781412958325 1412958326
OCLC Number: 227205768
Description: xiv, 418 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: The interaction between ethics and the criminal justice system --
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 --
Conduct is right because God commands it --
God commands right conduct because it is right --
Ethics and natural law --
Ethics and law --
Ethical dilemmas --
Ethical issues in criminal justice --
Summary --
Discussion questions --
Ethics and the police --
Ethics and policing --
The nature of policing --
Police as an institution --
Police culture --
Police discretion --
Ethics and codes of ethics --
Police use of force --
Dirty Harry/dirty hands --
Police corruption --
Sex services in antiprostitution campaign --
Combating corruption --
Whistle-blowing --
Discrimination as corruption --
Ethical issues in investigation, interrogation, and custody --
Rights of suspects --
Privacy --
Entrapment --
Deception --
Lying --
Explanations for police corruption --
Summary --
Discussion questions --
Web resources --
Racial discrimination in the criminal justice system --
Ethical background --
Historical context --
Is there racial discrimination in the criminal justice system? --
Police encounters with citizens and police arrest --
Bail --
Jury selection --
Conviction and sentencing --
Imprisonment disparities --
Death penalty disparities --
Hate crimes --
Explanations for racial discrimination in the criminal justice system --
How do we explain the existence of racial discrimination in the criminal justice system? --
Summary --
Discussion questions --
Web resources --
Lawyers and ethics --
Legal ethics: historical context --
The nature of professional ethics --
The principle of partisanship --
The principle of neutrality --
The lawyer-client relationship --
Confidentiality --
Client perjury --
Client crime --
Defense lawyers --
The prosecutor --
The duty to ensure justice is done --
Discretion to bring charges --
Prosecution disclosure of evidence to the defense --
Plea bargaining --
Prosecutorial misconduct --
Judicial ethics --
Ethical rules governing judges --
Judicial misfeasance --
Summary --
Discussion questions. The purpose of criminal punishment --
What is punishment? --
Theoretical approaches to punishment --
Why punish? The philosophical approach --
Deterrence --
Retribution --
Just deserts --
Reconciling utilitarian and retributive theories --
Rehabilitation --
Incapacitation --
Restorative justice --
Why punish? The sociological approach --
Summary --
Discussion questions --
Ethics in corrections --
The prison explosion --
Maximum security --
Women's incarceration --
Medium security --
Minimum security --
Stateville prison: the changing state of corrections --
Guarding ethically --
The experience of guarding --
Corruption of authority --
Power and authority in prison: controlling the inmates --
The battle for compliance --
Evaluating guards --
Rewards and punishments --
Enforcing rule violations --
Informal controls --
Guarding with discretion --
The gray wall of silence: prison guard subculture --
Subculture and socialization --
Guard types --
Use of force --
The court's view of correctional officer use of force --
Correctional policy on the use of force --
Prisoner "power" --
Unethical situations --
Rape in prison --
Corruption --
Whistle-blowing in corrections --
Ethical considerations in probation and parole --
Arming probation officers --
Treatment or control? --
Parole --
Summary --
Discussion questions --
Web resources --
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 --
Sexual predators --
Superpredators --
Capital punishment --
Public opinion on capital punishment --
Private prisons --
Summary --
Discussion questions --
Web resources --
Ethics and the "war on terrorism" --
Defining terrorism --
Warfare or crime control --
What are the morally justifiable constraints and restrictions that a government should be permitted to impose on its citizens in a war on terrorism? --
What moral restrictions apply to the conduct of counter terrorist operations? --
Is torture morally permissible as a counterterrorist strategy? --
Summary --
Discussion questions. The application of ethical theories to the criminal justice system --
Duty and principle --
Hypothetical and categorical imperatives --
The principle of universality --
Respect for all persons --
Kingdom of ends --
Conflicting duties --
Applying deontological theory --
Summary --
Discussion case --
Discussion questions --
Considering the consequences --
Pleasure and happiness --
Act consequentialism --
Rule consequentialism --
Public policy and utilitarianism --
Arguments criticizing utilitarianism --
Applying utilitarian theory --
Summary --
Discussion case --
Discussion questions --
The importance of character --
Virtues --
Aristotle and happiness --
The golden mean --
Practical wisdom --
What's wrong with virtue --
Applying virtue theory --
Summary --
Discussion case --
Discussion questions --
Egoism, pleasure, and indifference --
Stoicism --
Hedonism --
Ethical egoism --
Psychological egoism --
Ethical egoism --
Applying the theory of ethical egoism --
Summary --
Discussion questions --
A sense of justice --
Application of the principles --
Justice as fairness --
Moral development --
Applying Rawlsian theory --
Summary --
Discussion questions --
Caring for others --
Kohlberg and Gilligan --
A theory of moral development --
"In a different voice": Carol Gilligan --
Gender and the ethic of care --
An ethic of care --
Developing the ethic of care --
The ethic of care and justice --
Peacemaking --
Applying the ethic of care --
Summary --
Discussion case --
Discussion questions --
References --
Index --
About the author.
Responsibility: Cyndi Banks.
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