Ethical Dilemmas and Decisions in Criminal Justice,
10th Edition

Joycelyn M. Pollock

ISBN-13: 9781337558495 | ISBN-10: 1337558494

Copyright 2019

| Published 2018

| 544 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, 10th Edition. Packed with current, real-world examples, the text covers ethics as it relates to the police, the courts and corrections. You'll learn about the principles and theories that are the foundation of ethical decision making and gain insight into the latest challenges and issues in criminal justice--the Black Lives Matter movement and the Ferguson effect, DOJ consent decrees, the militarization of the police, sanctuary cities, prosecutorial misconduct, the misuse of power and more. Exercises, cases and practical scenarios illustrate the significance of ethics in the criminal justice arena. Whatever your criminal justice career plans, this book prepares you to deal effectively with ethical challenges on the job.

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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.

  • New "Walking the Walk" boxes describe an individual who faces ethical challenges, demonstrating to students that there are often no clear solutions to such dilemmas.
  • New coverage examines DOJ consent decrees and their future under the Trump administration.
  • New or updated "In the News" boxes present current and relevant news stories of ethical misconduct. Topics include a Florida prosecutor refusing to use the death penalty, sanctuary cities, the attempted elimination of the office of congressional ethics, legal challenges to Obamacare, the Wells Fargo scandal, de-policing, the Reid interrogation method, the Baltimore Police Department, mandatory minimum changes and recent prison scandals.
  • "Ethical Dilemma" boxes in each chapter present scenarios that help students apply the principles being discussed. The accompanying analysis of the legal, policy and ethical aspects of each dilemma teaches students to consider multiple facets of any given situation.
  • Learning tools help to improve retention and mastery of concepts, theories and issues. Numbered learning objectives are matched to end-of-chapter summary sections and linked to corresponding quiz items in the accompanying MindTap and test bank. A running glossary defines key terms when they first appear in the text. Each chapter ends with a chapter review summary, study questions, writing and discussion exercises, key terms and ethical dilemmas describing real-life scenarios that a criminal justice professional might face in the field.
  • "Ethical Issue" boxes present a current issue or policy in policing, courts or corrections followed by an extended analysis under law, policy and ethics. These boxes show how issues can be analyzed in a similar way to personal dilemmas.
  • "In the News" boxes focus on real-life examples of misconduct and the effects of misconduct.
  • "Quote and Query" boxes stimulate critical thinking by revisiting quotes from historical and contemporary figures in criminal justice and asking readers to answer relevant questions.

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 Responses.
Part III: LAW.
8. Law and Legal Professionals.
9. Discretion and Dilemmas in the Legal Profession.
10. Ethical Misconduct in the Courts and Responses.
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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