Ethical Dilemmas and Decisions in Criminal Justice,
9th Edition

Joycelyn M. Pollock

ISBN-13: 9781305577374 | ISBN-10: 130557737x

Copyright 2017

| Published 2016

| 512 pages

List Price USD $174.95


Develop the ethical decision-making skills that are essential in the field of criminal justice with the help of ETHICAL DILEMMAS AND DECISIONS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 9th Edition. Packed with current, real-world examples, the text offers comprehensive coverage of ethics across all three arms of the criminal justice system: the police, the courts, and corrections. It combines coverage of the philosophical principles and theories that are the foundation of ethical decision-making with the latest challenges and issues in criminal justice -- militarization of the police, mass imprisonment, wrongful convictions, the misuse of power by public servants, and more. Hands-on exercises, real-life cases, and practical scenarios illustrate the significance of ethics in today's criminal justice arena. Whether you plan to work in the field of policing, courts, or corrections, this book delivers the information and tools you need to deal effectively with ethical challenges on the job.

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Meet the Authors

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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.

  • Completely current to reflect the latest developments in the field, the ninth edition offers expanded coverage of the militarization of the police, mass imprisonment, wrongful convictions, the misuse of power/discretion by elected officials and/or other public servants, the "future" of ethics in the criminal justice system, and many other timely topics.
  • The new edition features an emphasis on analyzing issues and policies in addition to analyzing ethical dilemmas. Each chapter now includes an ethical analysis of a criminal justice issue or policy, e.g. the ATF Fast and Furious gun trafficking operation, current policies and laws to suppress the name of police officers involved in shootings, California's Proposition 47, and others. Similar to the ethical dilemma analyses that are a hallmark of this text, these issues are discussed in terms of the law, policy, and ethics as they relate to the topic.
  • "In the News" boxes focus on real-life examples of misconduct and the effects of misconduct, including Citizens For Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW)'s "The Most Corrupt Members of Congress, 2012" report, the Michael Brown killing, the militarization of police and the 1031 program, the 21st Century Panel on Policing, implicit bias, wrongful convictions, prosecutorial misconduct, and the Riker's Island jail scandal.
  • MindTap® Online Learning Platform: The new MindTap® for Ethical Dilemmas and Decisions in Criminal Justice, 9th Edition, offers customizable content, course analytics, an e-reader, and an applied learning experience –- all delivered within your current learning management system. With its rich array of media assets –- all tagged by learning objective and Bloom's Taxonomy level –- MindTap engages students, guides them toward mastery of basic concepts, and advances their critical thinking abilities.
  • "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.
  • Featured in-context for each chapter, "Dilemma" boxes present scenarios that help students apply the principles being discussed, while the analysis of the legal, policy, and ethical aspects of each dilemma helps them learn to consider multiple facets of any given situation.
  • 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 MindTap and Test Bank. In addition, a running glossary within the chapters defines key terms when they first appear in the text.

Table of Contents

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1. Morality, Ethics, and Human Behavior.
2. Determining Moral Behavior.
3. Justice and Law.
4. Becoming an Ethical Professional.
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.
11. The Ethics of Punishment and Corrections.
12. Discretion and Dilemmas in Corrections.
13. Correctional Professionals: Misconduct and Responses.
14. Making Ethical Choices.

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