2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CJ 260 - Criminal Justice Ethics

The entire conduct of the administrators of justice rests on the obligation to “establish justice and insure domestic tranquility.” The difficult choices to arrest, to prosecute, to impose punishment often cause public anguish.
These choices must be founded on moral grounds. The course will explore the historical evolution of justice and ethical thought in Western philosophy by introducing students to four major ethical frameworks: J.S. Mill -Utilitarianism,
Kant- Deontology, Aristotle- Virtue, and Nietzsche- Good and Evil. Since a civil society rests on ethics, it is ethical principles which must guide the whole system of law. Students will also be presented with situational ethical
dilemma probable for the criminal justice practitioner whether working in policing, courts or corrections. Case studies and current events will be utilized.


CJ 158  
1 semester 3 credits.