The Principles of Ethical Reasoning

The Principles of Ethical Reasoning : Ethics and Policing in a Civil Society

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Suitable for ethics courses within Police Foundations, Law and Security, and Corrections programs.

The Principles of Ethical Reasoning offers a sensible, straightforward review of the issues surrounding ethics in policing, including the origins of ethics, the difference between analytical and prescriptive ethics, and the five principles of ethical reasoning: goodness, equality, justice, truth, and freedom.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 178 x 229 x 10mm | 458g
  • Prentice-Hall (Canada)
  • Scarborough, Canada
  • 0130926256
  • 9780130926258

Table of contents



1. Origins: Exploring the Role of Ethics in a Civil Society.

2. Analytical Ethics: Thinking Critically about Ethical Issues in a Civil Society.

3. Prescriptive Ethics: Establishing Norms of Conduct in a Civil Society.

4. Codes of Conduct: Examining the Ethical Standards of a Civil Society.

5. Principles: Identifying the Basic Ethical Concepts of a Civil Society.

6. Goodness: Preventing Harm and Doing Good in a Civil Society.

7. Equality: Treating Others Impartially in a Civil Society.

8. Justice: Treating Others Fairly in a Civil Society.

9. Truth: Being Honest and Having Integrity in a Civil Society.

10. Freedom: Making Ethical Choices in a Civil Society.




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