Criminal Justice Ethics, Fifth Edition examines the criminal justice system through an ethical lens by identifying ethical issues in practice and theory, exploring ethical dilemmas, and offering suggestions for resolving ethical issues and dilemmas faced by criminal justice professionals. 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 organization allows readers to understand real life ethical issues before grappling with philosophical approaches to the resolution of those issues.
Features and Benefits:
- A unique focus on the interactions of ethics within the criminal justice system in Part I lays out the foundation for students’ understanding of ethical theories and perspectives presented in Part II.
- Contemporary case studies throughout the book illustrate ethical issues and theories in applied terms.
- A code of ethics for various roles in the criminal justice system (i.e. police, correctional officers, et al.) is presented to show students expected standards of behavior in various fields.
- A flexible organization of independent chapters makes it easy for instructors to incorporate the readings into their personal syllabus.