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By Joycelyn M. Pollock

ISBN-10: 0495093432

ISBN-13: 9780495093435

This article is designed to introduce scholars to moral decision-making within the felony justice approach. Its maximum strengths are its balanced insurance of one) all 3 segments of the CJ system-police, courts, and corrections-and 2) either philosophical principles/theories and hands-on legal justice concerns and functions.

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They are not ordinarily subject to debate. Once an ethical framework has been developed, it is usually beyond question. 36 CHAPTER 2 Determining Moral Behavior 3. They are logically impartial or universal. Moral considerations arising from ethical systems are not based on favoritism: If something is considered wrong, it is wrong for everyone. Relativism has no place in an ethical framework. 4. They are not self-serving. They are directed toward others; what is good is good for everyone, not just the individual.

Cal. ) However, it should be noted that there are times when one’s belief regarding an ethical issue gives rise to a personal dilemma. In 2000, George Ryan, then the governor of Illinois, declared a moratorium on the use of the death penalty in his state when at least five individuals on death row were exonerated through the use of DNA evidence. One of his last acts as he left office at the end of 2002 was to pardon the rest of those on death row and commute their sentences to life without parole.

10. What is the difference between an ethical issue and an ethical dilemma? What are the steps in analyzing an ethical dilemma? Discussion Questions 1. Should we be concerned with a politician who has extramarital affairs? Drinks to excess? Gambles? Uses drugs? Abuses his or her spouse? What if the person was a police officer? A judge? Should a female police officer be sanctioned for posing naked in a men’s magazine, using pieces of her uniform as “props”? 2. Should a probation officer socialize in bars that his or her probationers are likely to frequent?

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