Criminal Justice-coas | Ethics and Criminal Justice
P300 | 9347 | Burke


This course will acquaint students with a multitude of personal and
professional ethical dilemmas encountered within the various facets of
the criminal justice system.  Moreover, it focuses on problem-solving
strategies and interpersonal skills and considerations relevant to
criminal justice practitioners.  Class will be divided into lecture
and lab components.  Lectures will provide the theoretical foundations
for examining a range of topics including: ethical considerations in
policing, law, the courts, corrections, and criminal justice research
and policy; conflict mediation; interpersonal relations and issues of
diversity.  The labs afford the opportunity for open discussion and
debate and hands-on exercises to ground the theoretical issues and
become familiar with and apply relevant techniques.

Readings:	Braswell, Michael c.; Belinda R. McCarthy; and Bernard
J. McCarthy. (1998) "Justice Crime and Ethics" (3rd Edition)
Cincinnati: Anderson Publishing Co.

		TIS Course Reader

Evaluation:	Research Essay	30%
			Debate Exercise	25%
			Interview/Confidentiality Exercise	25%
			Journal	20%

Class Meeting:	Two 75-minute seminars each week (TR, 2:30-3:45P  BH
330)

Instructor:	Professor Kathleen Burke, Criminal Justice Department