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Criminal Justice Ethics

ISBN13: 9780130851291
ISBN: 0130851299
Published: April 2003
Publisher: Pearson Education Ltd
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Paperback
Price: £100.99

This collection of essays examines how personal and moral beliefs influence the relationship between criminal justice and social justice. The selections express divergent points of view. The book is an invitation for students to debate what criminal justice ethics are, while stressing the importance of individual ethics and morality.

Introduction. Jeffrey Reiman, Criminal Justice Ethics. Robert Nash, Teaching Ethics Ethically.
1. Moral Foundations of Criminal Guilt. David Bazelon, The Morality of the Criminal Law. Bill Lawson, Crime, Minorities, and the Social Contract. Jean Hampton, Mens Rea. CASE STUDY: Leo Katz, The Crime that Never Was: A Fake Opinion in a Fake Case Involving Fakes.
2. What Should Be a Crime? Principles. David A. J. Richards, The Moral Foundations of Decriminalization. Joel Feinberg, excerpts from Social Philosophy ('Grounds for Coercion' and 'Hard Cases for the Harm Principle'). CASES: Drug Legalization: Arnold Trebach and James Inciardi, excerpts from Legalize It? Debating American Drug Policy. Prostitution: In re P: let the 14 year old go, the prostitution laws are unconstitutional. Catherine MacKinnon, Prostitution and Civil Rights. International Committee for Prostitutes Rights World Charter and World Whores Congress, Statement for Prostitutes Rights and Draft Statements from the 2nd World Whores Congress. Corporate Violence: Jeffrey Reiman, A Crime by Any Other Name ... Stanton Glantz, et al, Looking Through a Keyhole at the Tobacco Industry: The Brown and Williamson Documents. Hate Crimes: Wisconsin v. Mitchell, a few opinions on sentencing enhancement for hate crimes. Abortion: Don Marquis, Why Abortion Is Immoral. Jeffrey Reiman, Abortion, Infanticide, and the Asymmetric Value of Human Life. Don Marquis, Reiman on Abortion. Jeffrey Reiman, Abortion, Infanticide, and the Changing Grounds of the Wrongness of Killing: Reply to Don Marquiss `Reiman on Abortion.
3. Moral Problems in Policing Police Ethics: John Kleinig, Ethics and Codes of Ethics. Deception & Influence: Jerome H. Skolnick and Richard A. Leo, The Ethics of Deceptive Interrogation. Gary T. Marx, Under-the-Covers Undercover Investigations: Some Reflections on the States Use of Sex and Deception. Carl Klockars, The Dirty Harry Problem. CASE STUDY: US v Tobias: Its not entrapment for an undercover officer to tell the defendant that making PCP is as easy as baking a cake. Selective Enforcement: John Kleinig, Selective Enforcement and the Rule of Law. Jeffrey Reiman, Against Police Discretion: Reply to John Kleinig.
4. Moral Issues in Judicial Processing and Jurisprudence. Lawyers Ethics: Paul Haskell, The Behavior of Lawyers. Ted Schneyer, Moral Philosophys Standard Misconception of Legal Ethics. Plea Bargaining & Due Process: Akhil Amar and Johnnie Cochran, Do Criminal Defendants Have too Many Rights? Ken Kipnis, Criminal Justice and the Negotiated Plea. Hon. Jack Weinstein, Considering Jury `Nullification: When May and Should A Jury Reject the Law to Do Justice? 5. Penology. Treatment of Inmates: Graeme Newman, excerpts from Just and Painful: A Case for the Corporal Punishment of Criminals ('Introduction' and 'Electric Shock: The Fairest Punishment of All'). Tessa Gorman, Back on the Chain Gang: Why the 8th Amendment & the History of Slavery Proscribe the Resurgence of Chain Gangs. Death