514 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    514 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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 11th 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 11th edition includes new material on the impact of social media on crime myths and political misconduct. Law enforcement issues including the George Floyd case and responding to domestic as well as foreign terrorism, including the January 6th insurrection in Washington, DC, are examined. The potential ethical implications of Roe v. Wade being overturned by the Supreme Court are also explored. Emerging issues in corporate misconduct are also discussed including healthcare fraud and corruption as well as crypto-currency fraud.

    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. 

    A Note about the Eleventh Edition

    Section 1 Introduction

    Chapter 1 Ethics, Crime, and Justice: An Introductory Note to Students
    Michael C. Braswell

    Chapter 2 Utilitarian, Deontological, and Virtue Ethics
    Michael DeValve and Jeffrey Gold

    Chapter 3 Justice, Ethics, and Peacemaking
    Michael C. Braswell, Michael DeValve, and Lana A. McDowell
    Exercise 3.1 Your Personal Philosophy
    Case Study 3.1 To Help or Not to Help?
    Exercise 3.2 The Ethics of Drug Control Policy

    Section II Ethical Issues in Policing

    Chapter 4 Learning Police Ethics: Sources, Content, and Implications
    Steven J. Ellwanger and Doris M. Hall

    Chapter 5 Using Ethical Dilemmas in Training Police
    Joycelyn M. Pollock, Glen A. Ishoy and Howard E. Williams

    Chapter 6 Deception in Police Interrogations: Ethical Issues and Dilemmas
    Steven J. Ellwanger

    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 Statutory Rapist

    Chapter 9 Prosecutors and Ethics: What Should We Expect?
    Richard R. E. Kania
    Case study 9.1 It’s a Rat Race, and the Best Rat Wins

    Chapter 10 Balancing the Harms: The Ethics of Sentencing and Punishment
    Laurie A. Gould and Daniel J. Lytle

    Chapter 11 To Die or Not to Die: Morality, Ethics, and the Death Penalty
    John T. Whitehead, Kyle A. Burgason and Michael C. Braswell
    Case study 11.1 Politics or Ethics? A Governor’s Prerogative

    Section IV Ethical Issues in Corrections

    Chapter 12 Ethical Issues in Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections
    John T. Whitehead and Vanessa Woodward

    Chapter 13 Restorative Justice and Ethics: Real-World Applications
    Lana A. McDowell, Michael C. Braswell, and Bradley D. Edwards

    Chapter 14 Prison Corruption
    Bernard J. McCarthy

    Chapter 15 Ethics and Prison: Selected Issues
    John T. Whitehead, Bradley D. Edwards, and Hayden Griffin
    Case study 15.1 Who’s Running the Prison?

    Section V Ethical Issues in Crime Control Policy and Research

    Chapter 16 Crime and Justice Myths
    Egan Green and Michael Bush
    Exercise 16.1 How Television Affects Our Perceptions of Crime

    Chapter 17 Juvenile Justice: Creating a More Ethical System for Youth
    Kimberly D. Dodson and John T. Whitehead

    Chapter 18 Corporate Misconduct and Ethics
    Bradley D. Edwards and Michael C. Braswell

    Chapter 19 Ethics and Criminal Justice Research
    Belinda R. McCarthy, Bernard J. McCarthy, and Jennifer A. Pealer

    Chapter 20 Ethical Issues in Confronting Terrorism
    Bernard J. McCarthy

    Section VI Ethics and the Future

    Chapter 21 Criminal Justice: An Ethic for the Future
    Michael C. Braswell, Kyle A. Burgason, and Robert C. England


    Michael C. Braswell is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology of East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Braswell received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Mercer University, a Master of Arts in Psychology from the State University of West Georgia, his Ed.S. in Rehabilitation/Correctional Counseling from the University of Georgia, and his Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi. He joined the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at ETSU, where he taught classes on Ethics and Justice, Human Relations and Criminal Justice, and Film Studies in Crime and Justice.

    Bradley D. Edwards is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at East Tennessee State University (ETSU). His previous publications include the areas of policing, corrections, ethics, restorative justice, and corporate misconduct. He also is the co-author for Introduction to Criminal Justice by Routledge, which is currently in its 9th edition. Edwards obtained his B.S. and M.A. in Criminal Justice from East Tennessee State University, as well as his Ed.D. from ETSU with a concentration in Post-Secondary and Private Sector Leadership in 2017.

    Belinda R. McCarthy became the first provost at Missouri State University (MSU) in 2006 after serving as Professor of Counseling, Leadership, and Special Education. Before joining MSU she was a Professor of Criminal Justice and Public Affairs and Dean of the College of Health and Public Affairs at the University of Central Florida for 16 years. Her PhD is in Criminal Justice from SUNY Albany.

    Bernard J. McCarthy is Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice at Missouri State University. He was also Director of the Center for Community and Social Issues, and Program Coordinator for the MSAS (Criminal Justice and Homeland Security). His research interests focus on the impact of policy changes on criminal justice operations and program evaluation.