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CJC 152 - Ethics in Criminal Justice

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

This course is a study of ethical issues and dilemmas encountered by the professional in the fields of criminal justice. Corruption, brutality and morality are discussed in relation to the duties in criminal justice organizations.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

Identify and explain the differences between moral and ethical theories and codes. Discuss a variety of ethical/moral issues, which characterize and define the different facets of criminology/criminal justice. Analyze the process by which criminal justice personnel engage in ethical and moral decision making. Identify how ethics and integrity influence risk in the criminal justice system. Apply ethical philosophies to solve problems. Discuss contemporary ethical issues related to the criminal justice system. Demonstrate thinking critically about the social construction of race, ethnicity and social class in crime and crime control with special focus on the United States. Discuss the history of issues relating to race, class, gender and ethnicity in the criminal justice system. Identify patterns in the roles of people from different genders and ethnic, racial, socio-economic backgrounds involved in the criminal justice system as victims, offenders and justice workers.

Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 04/16/2013

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