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CRJU 406 - Ethics and the Criminal Justice System

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: CRJU 201 and CRJU 202
This course examines a wide range of ethical and moral issues in the field of criminal justice. Topics covered include the use of harm to prevent harm, the use of discretionary decision-making, prediction problems and moral dilemmas that confront various justice agents, e.g., police, prosecutors, defense attorneys and correctional officers. Teleological and deontological ethical systems are examined and used to measure the moral worth of practitioner actions in the criminal justice system. Offered annually.