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 tenth 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 tenth edition includes new material in a number of chapters including "Learning Police Ethics," "Using Ethical Dilemmas in Training Police," "Prison Corruption," "Crime and Justice Myths," "Corporate Misconduct and Ethics," "Ethics and Criminal Justice Research," and "Ethical Issues in Confronting Terrorism." The use of "Case Studies," "Ethical Dilemmas," and "Policy and Ethics" boxes continues throughout the textbook. A new feature for this edition is the inclusion of "International Perspective" boxes in a number of relevant chapters.
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.
Table of Contents
A Note about the Tenth Edition
SECTION I INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 1 Ethics, Crime, and Justice: An Introductory Note to Students
Michael C. Braswell
CHAPTER 2 Utilitarian and Deontological Approaches to Criminal Justice Ethics
Jeffrey Gold and Michael DeValve
CHAPTER 3 Justice, Ethics, and Peacemaking
Michael C. Braswell and Lana A. McDowell
Case Study 3.1: To Help or Not to Help?
Exercise I.1: Your Personal Philosophy
Exercise I.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 Ethical Challenges for Prosecutors
Richard R.E. Kania
Case Study 9.1: It’s a Rat Race, and the Best Rat Wins
CHAPTER 10 Balancing Harms: The Ethics and Purposes of Criminal Sentencing
Lawrence F. Travis III and Daniel J. Lytle
CHAPTER 11 Punishment, Crime, and Ethics
Laurie A. Gould, Jack Lightfoot, and Kayla Hulon
CHAPTER 12 To Die or Not to Die: Morality, Ethics, and the Death Penalty
John T. Whitehead, Michael C. Braswell, and Kyle A. Burgason
Case Study 12.1: Politics or Ethics? A Governor’s Prerogative
SECTION IV ETHICAL ISSUES IN CORRECTIONS
CHAPTER 13 Ethical Issues in Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections
John T. Whitehead and Vanessa Woodward
CHAPTER 14 Restorative Justice and Ethics: Real-World Applications
Lana McDowell, Michael C. Braswell, and John T. Whitehead
CHAPTER 15 Prison Corruption
Bernard J. McCarthy
CHAPTER 16 Ethics and Prison: Selected Issues
John T. Whitehead, Bradley Edwards, and Hayden Griffin III
Case Study 16.1: Who’s Running the Prison?
SECTION V ETHICAL ISSUES IN CRIME CONTROL POLICY AND RESEARCH
CHAPTER 17 Crime and Justice Myths
Egan Green and Michael Bush
Exercise V.1: How Television Affects Our Perceptions of Crime
CHAPTER 18 Juvenile Justice Ethical Issues: How Should We Treat Juveniles?
Kimberly D. Dodson and John T. Whitehead
Chapter 19 Corporate Misconduct and Ethics
Bradley Edwards and Michael C. Braswell
CHAPTER 20 Ethics and Criminal Justice Research
Belinda R. McCarthy, Bernard J. McCarthy, and Jennifer A. Pealer
CHAPTER 21 Ethical issues in Confronting Terrorism
Bernard J. McCarthy
SECTION VI ETHICS AND THE FUTURE
CHAPTER 22 Criminal Justice: An Ethic for the Future
Michael C. Braswell, Kyle A. Burgason, and Robert C. England
Dr. Michael C. Braswell is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at East Tennessee State University. He has degrees from Mercer University, the University of West Georgia, the University of Georgia, and his PhD from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Dr. Belinda R. McCarthy is Professor Emeritus of Counseling, Leadership, and Special Education at Missouri State University. Her PhD is in Criminal Justice from SUNY Albany.
Dr. Bernard J. McCarthy is Professor Emeritus of Criminology at Missouri State University. He is also Director of the Center for Community and Social Issues, and Program Coordinator for the MSAS (Criminal Justice and Homeland Security).
The work is well-organized, and its chapters coherently flow logically. The authors have managed to fine-tune the chapter materials so that they build on one another, providing learning opportunities that students appreciate and which enhance the learning process. The interweaving of recent empirical results into reinforcing pedagogy is strong. Contentious issues are introduced and explored, and student discourse is constructive. We will continue to use Justice, Crime, and Ethics in our class, as there is no other comprehensive, student-friendly, and constructive alternative.
Harry E. Allen, Professor Emeritus of Justice Studies, San Jose State University
One of the key challenges of this course is the engagement of students in discussions about values/ethics/responsibility, etc. and on them engaging in learning which may and/or should challenge them. The module is aimed at directly engaging students with these ethical issues and the way that they will work professionally in the future. This text allows for the exploration of this in detail around specific areas, i.e. policing.
Ester Ragonese, Associate Dean Education / Senior Lecturer in Law, Liverpool John Moores University
The boxes with ethical dilemmas are great for students to learn how to apply ethical theories and how you can think about what the "right thing" to do is in many different ways. I also really like the chapter on alternative theories to the big ones like Utilitarianism and Deontology.
Doris Schartmueller, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, California State University
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