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    Jan 16, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CRIM 205 - Criminal Justice Ethics

Number of Credits: 3
Criminal Justice Ethics will provide the student with a historical perspective of the moral and ethical issues encountered in our criminal justice system and examines the consequences of ethical and legal transgressions by criminal justice practitioners. Topics will include police misconduct, attorney/client relationships, prosecutorial misconduct, and sentencing behavior. Three hours lecture. Three Credits. Three billable hours.

Pre-requisite(s): eligibility for ENGL 101 .
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of select moral theories by describing the basic tenets of each theory. (GE2, GE4, GE5, GE7, PG1, PG3, PG4) a. Normative ethics b. Utilitarianism c. Hedonistic utilitarianism d. Consequentialism e. Deontology
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of different areas of ethical concern within criminal justice. (GE2, GE4, GE7, PG1, PG2, PG3) a. Excessive force b. Police perjury c. Sex on duty d. Drinking on duty e. Sleeping on duty
  3. Evaluate issues and case studies in criminal justice by applying principles from general ethical theories. (GE1, GE2, GE6, GE7, PG1, PG4) a. Miranda v. Arizona- right to remain silent and be represented by an attorney b. People v. Jordan The ethics of lying to a defendant c. Christian burial speech to induce a confession
  4. Demonstrate the ability to research a course related topic and present the information in a logical and coherent manner. (GE1, GE2, GE3, GE7, PG1, PG 3, PG4)

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