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Ethical Dilemmas and Decisions in Criminal Justice, 8th Edition

  • Joycelyn M. Pollock Texas State University
  • ISBN-10: 1285062663  |  ISBN-13: 9781285062662
  • 512 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2010, 2007
  • © 2014 | Published
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Overview

Packed with current, real-world examples, ETHICAL DILEMMAS AND DECISIONS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE offers comprehensive, balanced, and practical coverage of ethics across all three arms of the criminal justice system: the police, the courts, and corrections. Readers not only find coverage of the philosophical principles and theories that are the very foundation of ethical decision-making, but also the latest challenges and issues in criminal justice--the war on terror, privatization, community corrections, the death penalty, the effect of the economic slowdown on the CJ system, the misuse of power/discretion by elected officials and/or other public servants, and much more. The text provides a wealth of hands-on exercises as well as such insightful features as "In the News" boxes spotlighting recent examples of misconduct. In addition, for those studying or contemplating a career in criminal justice, real-life cases and situations demonstrate the significance of ethics in today's world of criminal justice. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Features and Benefits

  • "In the News" boxes focus on real-life examples of misconduct and the effects of misconduct, including Citizens For Responsibility and Ethics (CREW)'s "The Most Corrupt Members of Congress, 2011" report, Greg Smith's "Why I'm Leaving Goldman Sachs" open letter, the financial cost of sweetheart deals in Chicago and Ohio, sentencing juvenile defendants to life without parole, the shooting of Trayvon Martin, intelligence-led policing in Florida, and more.
  • Unique student-centered learning tools help improve retention and mastery of challenging concepts, theories, and issues. Each chapter begins with numbered learning objectives that are carefully matched to end-of-chapter summary sections--as well as linked to corresponding quiz items in the accompanying CourseMate and Test Bank. In addition, a running glossary within the chapters defines key terms when they first appear in the text.
  • Featured in-context for each chapter, Dilemmas present scenarios that help students apply the principles being discussed, while the analysis of the legal, policy, and ethical aspects of each dilemma help them learn to consider multiple facets of any given situation.
  • "Quote and Query" insets stimulate critical thinking by revisiting actual quotes from historical and contemporary figures in criminal justice and asking readers to answer the relevant questions.
  • "Policy" boxes in each chapter give students insight into public policy decisions with highly charged ethical considerations, such as the future of Affirmative Action.

Table of Contents

PART I: ETHICS AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.
1. Morality, Ethics, and Human Behavior.
2. Determining Moral Behavior.
3. Justice and Law.
4. Becoming an Ethical Professional.
PART II: POLICE.
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.
PART IV: CORRECTIONS.
11. The Ethics of Punishment and Corrections.
12. Discretion and Dilemmas in Corrections.
13. Correctional Professionals: Misconduct and Responses.
PART V: ETHICAL CHOICES IN TODAY'S WORLD.
14. Making Ethical Choices.

What's New

  • Completely current to reflect the latest developments from the field, ETHICAL DILEMMAS AND DECISIONS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 8e offers expanded coverage of the war on terror, privatization, community corrections, the death penalty, all things CSI, the impact of the economic slowdown on the CJ system, the misuse of power/discretion by elected officials and/or other public servants, the "future" of ethics in the CJ system, and more.
  • The new edition features an increased number of in-chapter Dilemma boxes, which now break down the law, policy, and ethics issues for each scenario. Popular with instructors and students alike, the Dilemma boxes examine scenarios involving such issues as the use of expert witnesses, racial profiling, prosecutor discretion, client-lawyer confidentiality, and more.
  • InfoTrac® Student Collections are specialized databases expertly drawn from the Gale Academic One library. Each InfoTrac® Student Collection enhances the student learning experience in the specific course area related to the product. These specialized databases allow access to hundreds of scholarly and popular publications - all reliable sources - including journals, encyclopedias, and academic reports. Learn more and access at: http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

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Online Instructor's Resource Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1285068122 | ISBN-13: 9781285068121)

This comprehensive resource includes learning objectives, key terms, a detailed chapter outline, a chapter summary, discussion topics, student activities, media tools and a newly expanded test bank. The learning objectives are correlated with the discussion topics, student activities, and media tools. Each chapter's test bank contains questions in multiple-choice, true false, completion, essay formats, and new scenario-based questions--with a full answer key. Coded to the learning objectives that appear in the main text, the test bank includes page numbers in the main text where the answers can be found. In addition, experienced criminal justice instructors have carefully reviewed each question in the test bank for quality, accuracy, and content coverage. Our Instructor Approved seal, which appears on the front cover, is our assurance that you are working with an assessment and grading resource of the highest caliber. The manual is available for download on the password-protected website and can also be obtained by e-mailing your local Cengage Learning representative.

Online Lesson Plan  (ISBN-10: 1285071751 | ISBN-13: 9781285071756)

Bringing accessible, masterful suggestions to every lesson, this supplement includes a sample syllabus, learning objectives, lecture notes, discussion topics and in-class activities, a detailed lecture outline, assignments, media tools, and "What if…" scenarios. The learning objectives are integrated throughout the Lesson Plans and current events and real-life examples in the form of articles, websites and video links are incorporated into the class discussion topics, activities, and assignments. The lecture outlines are correlated with PowerPoint slides for ease of classroom use. Lesson Plans are available on the PowerLecture resource and the instructor website.

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Online PowerPoint® Slides  (ISBN-10: 1285068157 | ISBN-13: 9781285068152)

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Joycelyn M. Pollock

Dr. Joycelyn Pollock is a Distinguished Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Texas State University. Dr. Pollock's many published works include WOMEN'S CRIMES, CRIMINOLOGY AND CORRECTIONS; CRIMINAL LAW; PRISONS AND PRISON LIFE; and MORALITY STORIES. She received a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Albany and a J.D. from the University of Houston. She received the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Fellows Award in 2015 for contributions to criminal justice research and education.