Professional Ethics in Criminal Justice: Being Ethical When No One is Looking, 5th edition

  • Jay S. Albanese

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Professional Ethics in Criminal Justice provides a framework for analyzing ethical dilemmas in criminal justice, including policing, courts and corrections.

To show how ethical decisions are made, author Jay Albanese examines three ethical schools of thought (virtue, formalism and utilitarianism) and how each is applied, with emphasis on their strengths and limitations. He draws on current events and media to raise ethical questions and to give you practice with ethical thinking.

The 5th Edition offers 20 new thought-provoking exercises, plus new current events, posing a range of new ethical scenarios for you to assess. With this expansion, you'll have ample opportunity to develop your ethical-reasoning skills.

Published by Pearson (December 28th 2023) - Copyright © 2024

ISBN-13: 9780138114497

Subject: Criminal Justice

Category: Ethics in Criminal Justice


  1. Recognizing Ethical Decisions: Ethics and Critical Thinking
  2. Virtue Ethics: Seeking the Good
  3. Formalism: Carrying Out Obligation and Duty
  4. Utilitarianism: Measuring Consequences
  5. Crime and Law: Which Behaviors Should Be Crimes?
  6. Police: How Should the Law Be Enforced?
  7. Courts: How Should a Case Be Adjudicated?
  8. Punishment and Corrections: What Should Be Done with Offenders?
  9. Liability: What Should Be the Consequence of Unethical Conduct?
  10. The Future: Will We Be More or Less Ethical?

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