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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:

  • In a timed classroom situation, students will demonstrate their knowledge and comprehension of the following concepts:
    • Deontological and teleological moral thesis.
    • The interrelationship between the concepts of morality, Justice and duty
    • The various ethical dilemmas that confront criminal Justice practitioners.
    • The relationship between police discretion, law-enforcement decision-making and morality.
  • Utilizing assigned papers of 5-7 pages. Students will demonstrate comprehension of the following.
    • Compare various models of the CJ process with the teleological and Deontological categories of moral thesis.
    • Do self-analyses based on their personal profiles to determine their suitability as a police officer.
  • In a timed classroom situation, students will practice decision-making in situations that challenge their personal and professional values.
  • In designed scenarios, students will demonstrate their ability to manage occupational, often life-shattering situation, in a morally acceptable, legally defensible format.

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
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