Ethics in Criminal Justice
08/23/2010 - 12/12/2010
W 7:05PM - 9:45PM
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Building 3000 Room 3228
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cypress Creek Campus
Adjunct Faculty Office, Bldg. 2000, Room 2204.4
COURSE OUTLINE / CALENDAR
August 25, 2010
September 8, 2010
September 15, 2010
September 22, 2010
October 6, 2010
October 13, 2010
October 20, 2010
October 27, 2010
November 3, 2010
November 10, 2010
November 17, 2010
November 24, 2010
December 1, 2010
December 8, 2010
December 12, 201
Administrative requirements and Chapter 1:
Chapter 4: How Police Officers Learn Ethics
Chapter 6: Ethical Dilemas in Police Work and
Chapter 9: Prosecutor Misconduct
Chapter 11: Crime and Punishment: Punishment Philosophies and Ethical Dilemas
Lecture and Project and Feedback on Exam 2
Lecture and Project
Lecture and Project Test
Chapter 13: Ethical Issues in Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections
Chapter 14: Restorative Justice and the Peacemaking Ethic
Chapter 16: Ethics and Prisons: Selected Issues
Feedback on Exam 3 and final grades
The required text for this course is the current edition of Justice Crime and Ethics by Michael C. Braswell, Belinda R. McCarthy and Bernard J. McCarthy.
A Study Guide for Justice Crime and ethics prepared by Lana McDowell (Michael C. Braswell, Belinda R. McCarthy and Bernard J. McCarthy) is optional.
Chapter 7: Police Ethics, Legal Proselytism, and the Social Order: Paving the Path to Misconduct is assigned as outside reading and will be covered in Exam 2.
Chapter 14: Restorative Justice and the Peacemaking Ethic is assigned as outside reading and will be covered in Exam 3.
Study of ethical thought and issues facing the criminal justice professional.
Topics include constitutional ethics, codes of conduct, and standards of conduct.
Student Learning Outcomes/Learning Objectives
At the end of this course, the student will be able to:
Demonstrate more open-mindedness toward differences of opinion.
Demonstrate awareness of the ethical issues they face every day.
Demonstrate development of critical thinking skills to analyze ethical issues.
Demonstrate acceptance of personal responsibility and be accountable for their actions and decisions.
Demonstrate development of an understanding and avoid "group-think" and the importance of living
their lives with moral courage.
Students will demonstrate that these objectives have been mastered through the use of class discussions, written assignments, demonstrations, and test taking.