1st Edition

Criminal Justice Ethics
Political Order and the Social World

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ISBN 9780367479329
March 16, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

This book offers an introduction to the philosophical issues of criminal justice ethics in a way suitable for students of criminology and criminal justice. It links philosophical concepts with empirical research in criminology and provides readers with a single-volume treatment of key issues illustrating the main problems of criminal justice ethics in western jurisdictions, anchored in the fundamental features of political and legal order. Coverage includes:

  • A discussion concerning the relation between law and morality;
  • The aims and justification of punishment;
  • Problems of reentry and the reintegration of former prisoners
  • The role of wealth and race in criminal justice;
  • Conceptions of police and policing.

This book will be of interest to students taking upper level courses on criminal justice ethics, punishment, political theory, jurisprudence and social philosophy.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1     Rules, Norms, and Values
Chapter 2   Norms and the Rule of Law
Chapter 3  Hume’s Moral Philosophy and His Contested Legacy
Chapter 4  Relativism and the Study of Morality   
Chapter 5  Two Illustrations        
Chapter 6. Multiple Layers of Normativity  
Appendix I 

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Jonathan Jacobs is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Institute of Criminal Justice Ethics at John Jay College, CUNY, USA.