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Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice Profession

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'This course examines the ethics of criminal justice professionals' use of deceptive interrogation, undercover operations, confidential informants, excessive force, and fabricated evidence; the ethics of prosecutors, prisons, and whistle-blowing; and administrative approaches, such as ethics training, to ethical problems, such as corruption. Students will learn the major schools of ethical thought, including utilitarianism, ethical formalism, and the ethics of care, so that they can assess situations systematically. The course relies on real-life ethical problems from news outlets and government reports.'