Justice, Crime, and Ethics, a leading textbook in criminal justice programs, examines ethical dilemmas pertaining to the administration of criminal justice and professional activities in the field. This ninth edition continues to deliver a broad scope of topics, focusing on law enforcement, legal practice, sentencing, corrections, research, crime control policy, and philosophical issues. The book's robust coverage encompasses contentious issues such as capital punishment, prison corruption, and the use of deception in police interrogation. The ninth edition includes new material on juvenile justice, corporate crime, and prosecutorial misconduct. The "Policy and Ethics" feature and new "Ethical Dilemma" feature added to most chapters illuminate the ethics of institutions as well as individuals. Students of criminal justice, as well as instructors and professionals in the field, continue to rely on this thorough, dependable resource on ethical decision making in the criminal justice system.
Table of Contents
A Note on the Eighth Edition SECTION I INTRODUCTION CHAPTER 1 Ethics, Crime, and Justice: An Introductory Note to Students Michael C. Braswell CHAPTER 2 Utilitarian and Deontological Approaches to Criminal Justice Ethics Jeffrey Gold CHAPTER 3 Peacemaking, Justice, and Ethics Michael C. Braswell and Lana A. McDowell Case Study 3.1: To Help or Not to Help? Exercise I.1: Your Personal Philosophy Exercise I.2: The Ethics of Drug Control Policy SECTION II ETHICAL ISSUES IN POLICING CHAPTER 4 Learning Police Ethics Steven J. Ellwanger CHAPTER 5 Deception in Police Interrogations: Ethical Issues and Dilemmas Steven J. Ellwanger CHAPTER 6 Using Ethical Dilemmas in Training Police Joycelyn M. Pollock and Howard E. Williams CHAPTER 7 Police Ethics, Legal Proselytism, and the Social Order: Paving the Path to Misconduct Victor E. Kappeler, Gary W. Potter, and Edward Green SECTION III ETHICS AND THE COURTS CHAPTER 8 Whatever Happened to Atticus Finch? Lawyers as Legal Advocates and Moral Agents Joycelyn M. Pollock Case Study 8.1: Child Rapist CHAPTER 9 Ethical Challenges for Prosecutors Richard R.E. Kania Case Study 9.1: It's a Rat Race, and the Best Rat Wins CHAPTER 10 Balancing Harms: The Ethics and Purposes of Criminal Sentencing Lawrence F. Travis III and Daniel J. Lytle CHAPTER 11 Punishment, Crime, and Ethics Laurie A. Gould, Jack Lightfoot, and Kayla Hulon CHAPTER 12 To Die or Not to Die: Morality, Ethics, and the Death Penalty John T. Whitehead, Michael C. Braswell, and Kyle A. Burgason Case Study 12.1: Politics or Ethics? A Governor's Prerogative SECTION IV ETHICAL ISSUES IN CORRECTIONS CHAPTER 13 Ethical Issues in Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections John T. Whitehead and Vanessa Woodward CHAPTER 14 Restorative Justice and Ethics: Real-World Applications Lana McDowell, Michael C. Braswell, and John T. Whitehead CHAPTER 15 Keeping an Eye on the Keeper: The Impact of Corrupt Practices on the Prison Bernard J. McCarthy and Cara J. Perry-Bellmer CHAPTER 16 Ethics and Prison: Selected Issues John T. Whitehead, Bradley Edwards, and Hayden Griffin III Case Study 16.1: Who's Running the Prison? SECTION V ETHICAL ISSUES IN CRIME CONTROL POLICY AND RESEARCH CHAPTER 17 Crime and Justice Myths Egan Green and Michael Bush Exercise V.1: How Television Affects Our Perceptions of Crime CHAPTER 18 Juvenile Justice Ethical Issues: How Should We Treat Juveniles? Kimberly D. Dodson and John T. Whitehead Chapter 19 Corporate Misconduct and Ethics Bradley Edwards and Michael C. Braswell CHAPTER 20 Ethics and Criminal Justice Research Belinda R. McCarthy, Robin J. King, and Jennifer A. Pealer CHAPTER 20 Ethical issues in Confronting Terrorism Bernard J. McCarthy SECTION VI ETHICS AND THE FUTURE CHAPTER 22 Criminal Justice: An Ethic for the Future Michael C. Braswell, Kyle A. Burgason, and Robert C. England Index