Ethical Justice

Ethical Justice : Applied Issues for Criminal Justice Students and Professionals

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This textbook was developed from an idiom shared by the authors and contributors alike: ethics and ethical challenges are generally black and white - not gray. They are akin to the pregnant woman or the gunshot victim; one cannot be a little pregnant or a little shot. Consequently, professional conduct is either ethical or it is not.
Unafraid to be the harbingers, Turvey and Crowder set forth the parameters of key ethical issues across the five pillars of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, corrections, courts, forensic science, and academia. It demonstrates how each pillar is dependent upon its professional membership, and also upon the supporting efforts of the other pillars - with respect to both character and culture.
With contributions from case-working experts across the CJ spectrum, this text reveals hard-earned insights into issues that are often absent from textbooks born out of just theory and research. Part 1 examines ethic issues in academia, with chapters on ethics for CJ students, CJ educators, and ethics in CJ research. Part 2 examines ethical issues in law enforcement, with separate chapters on law enforcement administration and criminal investigations. Part 3 examines ethical issues in the forensic services, considering the separate roles of crime lab administration and evidence examination. Part 4 examines ethical issues in the courts, with chapters discussing the prosecution, the defense, and the judiciary. Part 5 examines ethical issues in corrections, separately considering corrections staff and treatment staff in a forensic setting. The text concludes with Part 6, which examines ethical issues in a broad professional sense with respect to professional organizations and whistleblowers.
Ethical Justice: Applied Issues for Criminal Justice Students and Professionals is intended for use as a textbook at the college and university, by undergraduate students enrolled in a program related to any of the CJ professions. It is intended to guide them through the real-world issues that they will encounter in both the classroom and in the professional community. However, it can also serve as an important reference manual for the CJ professional that may work in a community that lacks ethical mentoring or leadership.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 496 pages
  • 194 x 234 x 30mm | 1,179.98g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, figures
  • 0124045979
  • 9780124045972
  • 370,318

Table of contents

1. An Introduction to Ethics

PART I. ACADEMIA

2. Ethical Issues for Criminal Justice Students

3. Criminal Justice Educators: Ethical Issues in Teaching

4. Criminology Research: Ethical Issues in Theory Testing and Publishing

PART II. LAW ENFORCEMENT

6. Ethical Issues in Policing

7. Ethical Issues in Criminal Investigation

8. Profiles in Police Misconduct and Crime

PART III. FORENSIC SERVICES

9. Ethical Issues in the Crime Lab

10. Ethical Issues in Forensic Examination

11. Forensic Fraud

PART IV. THE COURTS

12. Ethical Issues for Criminal Prosecutors

13. Ethical Issues for Criminal Defense Attorneys

14. Ethical Issues in the Judiciary

PART V. CORRECTIONS

15. Ethical Issues for Corrections Staff

16. Ethical Issues for Treatment Staff in Correctional Settings

PART VI. PROFESSIONAL ETHICS

17. Ethical Professional Conduct

18. The Professional Resume: Ethical Considerations

19. The Role of Professional Organizations in Criminal Justice

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"This is a classroom introduction to ethical issues in criminal justice professions, criminological research, and the education of criminal justice professionals. Specific chapters look at issues for students and educators, in theory testing and publishing, in police administration, for police officers and criminal investigators themselves, in crime lab administration and forensic examinations, for prosecuting and criminal defense attorneys, and for correction staff."--Reference & Research Book News, December 2013
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About Stan Crowder

Brent E. Turvey spent his first years in college on a pre-med track only to change his course of study once his true interests took hold. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University in Psychology, with an emphasis on Forensic Psychology, and an additional Bachelor of Science degree in History. He went on to receive his Masters of Science in Forensic Science after studying at the University of New Haven, in West Haven, Connecticut. Since graduating in 1996, Brent has consulted with many agencies, attorneys, and police departments in the United States, Australia, China, Canada, Barbados and Korea on a range of rapes, homicides, and serial/ multiple rape/ death cases, as a forensic scientist and criminal profiler. He has also been court qualified as an expert in the areas of criminal profiling, forensic science, victimology, and crime reconstruction. In August of 2002, he was invited by the Chinese People's Police Security University (CPPSU) in Beijing to lecture before groups of detectives at the Beijing, Wuhan, Hanzou, and Shanghai police bureaus. In 2005, he was invited back to China again, to lecture at the CPPSU, and to the police in Beijing and Xian - after the translation of the 2nd edition of his text into Chinese for the University. In 2007, he was invited to lecture at the 1st Behavioral Sciences Conference at the Home Team (Police) Academy in Singapore, where he also provided training to their Behavioral Science Unit. In 2012 Brent completed his PhD in Criminology from Bond University in Gold Coast, Australia. He is the author of Criminal Profiling: An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Editions (1999, 2002, 2008, 2011); co- author of the Rape Investigation Handbook, 1st and 2nd Editions (2004, 2011), Crime Reconstruction 1st and 2nd Editions (2006, 2011), Forensic Victimology (2008) and Forensic Fraud (2013) - all with Elsevier Science. He is currently a full partner, Forensic Scientist, Criminal Profiler, and Instructor with Forensic Solutions, LLC, and an Adjunct Professor of Justice Studies at Oklahoma City University. He can be contacted via email at: bturvey@forensic-science.com. Dr. Crowder is an assistant professor at Kennesaw State University's Department of Sociology and is an expert in criminal investigations involving serial killers, serial offenders and the resolution of cold homicide cases, and ethics. He was recently elected president of the Academy of Behavioral Profiling, an association of practitioners and scholars dedicated to the application of evidence-based criminal profiling techniques in investigations and legal proceedings. Dr. Crowder has published in academic journals and contributed a chapter in Forensic Criminology.
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