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Ethical Dilemmas and Decisions in Criminal Justice 9th Edition

Joycelyn M. Pollock

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ETHICAL DILEMMAS AND DECISIONS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE offers comprehensive coverage of ethics across the criminal justice system. It covers the philosophical principles and theories that are the foundation of ethical decision-making, as well as challenges and issues in criminal justice -- the militarization of the police, mass imprisonment, wrongful convictions, and the misuse of power. It provides a wealth of hands-on exercises as well as such insightful features as "In the News" call-outs. For those studying or contemplating a career in criminal justice, real-life cases and situations demonstrate the significance of ethics in today's criminal justice arena.

Joycelyn M. Pollock, Texas State University

Dr. Joycelyn Pollock, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus, School of Criminal Justice, Texas State University received a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Albany and a J.D. from the University of Houston. Dr. Pollock's many published works include CRIME AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA; WOMEN'S CRIMES, CRIMINOLOGY AND CORRECTIONS; CRIMINAL LAW; PRISONS AND PRISON LIFE and MORALITY STORIES.

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  • Featured in-context for each chapter, "Dilemma" boxes present scenarios that help students apply the principles being discussed, while the analysis of the legal, policy, and ethical aspects of each dilemma helps them learn to consider multiple facets of any given situation.
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Ethical Dilemmas and Decisions in Criminal Justice


1. Morality, Ethics, and Human Behavior.
2. Determining Moral Behavior.
3. Justice and Law.
4. Becoming an Ethical Professional.
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.
11. The Ethics of Punishment and Corrections.
12. Discretion and Dilemmas in Corrections.
13. Correctional Professionals: Misconduct and Responses.
14. Making Ethical Choices.

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