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PHIL 248 Ethics in Criminal Justice • 5 Cr.

Description:

Examines the philosophical, moral, and ethical bases of human behavior from a criminal justice perspective. Students discuss justice, law, and punishment, moral decision-making, and ethical and legal dilemmas in law enforcement. Same as CJ 248. Either PHIL 248 or CJ 248 may be taken for credit, not both.

Outcomes:

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Identify and explain major moral theories.
  • Explain the concepts of morality, justice and duty and how these are inter-related.
  • Analyze the various ethical dilemmas that confront criminal justice practitioners.
  • Discuss the relationship between police discretion, law-enforcement decision-making and morality.
  • Evaluate the various models of the Criminal Justice process in terms of consequentialist and deontological ethical theories.
  • Do self-analyses based on personal profiles to determine suitability as a police officer.
  • Practice decision-making in situations that challenge their personal and professional values.
  • Manage occupational, often life-shattering situations, in a morally acceptable, legally defensible format.

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