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Article 15 Ethics and Criminal Justice: Some Observations on Police Misconduct 1) Due to the high profile nature of policing in our society ethics is commonly connected with policing. A- General understanding of police ethics B- Brief discussion of societal concerns over ethics and criminal justice practice C- Selected scholarship in criminal justice ethics Ethics and Ethical Issues: A Primer 1) According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, “ethics” is defined as: 1-“a discipline dealing with good and evil and with moral duty” 2-“Moral principles or practice” -Therefore we might conclude that ethics is the study of the principle and practice of good, evil, and moral duty. -The field of law has been under scrutiny during various historical periods that have been called into question on ethical grounds. These times include search and seizure “fishing expeditions” prior to Mapp v. Ohio, the fallout from the Knapp Commission report, or the latest instance of police misconduct to flood the media, essentially the concern is over conduct or
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course PACSEM 002 taught by Professor Evans during the Fall '07 term at Pacific.

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