MORALITY, ETHICS, AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR
Give examples of how discretion permeates every phase of the criminal justice system and
creates ethical dilemmas for criminal justice professionals.
Explain why the study of ethics
THE POLICE ROLE IN SOCIETY:
CRIME FIGHTER OR PUBLIC SERVANT?
Describe the two different missions of law enforcement in a democracy.
Explain the types of control that police have at their disposal.
Provide the justifi
LAW AND LEGAL PROFESSIONALS
Understand the justifications for law including protections against harm to others,
offensive conduct, harm to self, and harm to societal morals.
Explain the role of law in society and the pa
ETHICAL MISCONDUCT IN THE COURTS AND
1. Detail the types of misconduct that have been associated with defense attorneys, prosecutors
2. Explain the reasons why such misconduct occurs.
3. Describe the In
POLICE DISCRETION AND DILEMMAS
Provide any evidence that exists that law enforcement officers perform their role in a
Present the ethical issues involved in proactive investigations.
POLICE CORRUPTION AND MISCONDUCT
Describe the types of police corruption.
Describe the ethical arguments for and against gratuities.
Explain and give examples of graft and other forms of police corruption.
BECOMING AN ETHICAL PROFESSIONAL
Be able to describe the three major approaches (and theorists) to moral development.
Describe what is necessary for moral growth according to Kohlberg.
Become familiar with Banduras i
JUSTICE AND LAW
Describe the three themes included in the definition of justice.
Define Aristotles two forms of justice described in the chapter.
Under corrective justice, distinguish between substantive and procedur
DETERMINING MORAL BEHAVIOR
Define deontological and teleological ethical systems, and explain ethical formalism and
Describe how other ethical systems define what is moralspecifically, religion, natural
DISCRETION AND DILEMMAS IN THE LEGAL
Describe the ethical issues faced by defense attorneys.
Describe the ethical issues faced by prosecutors.
Describe some of the areas of forensic science that have been
MAKING ETHICAL CHOICES
1. Identify the basic themes of the book.
2. Describe the basic elements of the just war debate and the just means discussion.
3. Describe the responses taken to 9/11.
4. Explain the human rights mode
THE ETHICS OF PUNISHMENT AND
Provide the definitions of punishment and treatment and their rationales.
Describe how the ethical frameworks justify punishment.
Describe the ethical rationales for and agai
Searches and Seizures
Law of seizures refers to governments
taking physical control
When and how can police seize people?
How does Fourth Amendment relate to
Under what conditions can police make a
The Development of Equal
Essence of US Constitution = liberty and
justice for all
Primary function of Constitution is
guaranteeing rights and liberties of the
Remember Constitution is merely a
framework for how legal sys
Introduction to Constitutional
Problems and the Criminal
What is the role of any constitution?
Resiliency of US Constitution
Why did Articles of Confederation fail?
How should Constitution evolve?
Why does Constitution p
The Least Dangerous Branch
The Federal Judiciary
Implications of 9 unelected judges
nullifying decisions of state and federal
The Court as a legal and political
How do judges make decisio
The Second Amendment: The
Gun Control Controversy
A well-regulated militia, being necessary to
the security of a free state, the right of the
people to keep and bear arms shall not be
Brief but controversial amendme
R O E v. WAD E
Decided January 22 ,1973
MR. JUSTICE BLACKMUN delivered the opinion of the Court. MR.
JUSTICE REHNQUIST, dissenting.
MR. JUSTICE STEWART, concurring.
A pregnant single woman (Roe) brought a class action challenging the constitutionality of
DISCRETION AND DILEMMAS IN
Describe the role conflict of correctional officers.
List and describe some ethical issues for correctional officers.
Describe the different challenges that face jail officers
MISCONDUCT AND RESPONSES
1. Describe types of misconduct by correctional officers, including the typology of misconduct
by Souryal and McCarthy.
2. Describe types of misconduct by community correc
Illinois v. Gates- police received letter about plans to traffic drug from Illinois to Florida.
When a court decides whether or not to issue a search warrant, the elements of
the informants credibility/reliability and basis of knowledge are to be used as