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Ethics and Criminal Justice: An Introduction (Cambridge Applied Ethics)

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ISBN13: 9780521682831
Published: March 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £22.99



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This textbook looks at the main ethical questions that confront the criminal justice system - legislature, law enforcement, courts, and corrections - and those who work within that system, especially police officers, prosecutors, defence lawyers, judges, juries, and prison officers. John Kleinig sets the issues in the context of a liberal democratic society and its ethical and legislative underpinnings, and illustrates them with a wide and international range of real-life case studies. Topics covered include discretion, capital punishment, terrorism, restorative justice, and re-entry. Kleinig's discussion is both philosophically acute and grounded in institutional realities, and will enable students to engage productively with the ethical questions which they encounter both now and in the future - whether as criminal justice professionals or as reflective citizens.

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Contents:
Introduction
Part I. Criminalization:
1. Civil society: its institutions and major players
2. Crime and the limits of criminalization
3. Constraints on governmental agents
Part II. Policing: 4. Tensions within the police role
5. The burdens of discretion
6. Coercion and deception
Part III. Courts:
7. Prosecutors: seeking justice through truth?
8. Defence lawyers: zealous advocacy?
9. The impartial judge?
10. Juries: the lamp of liberty?
Part IV. Corrections:
11. Punishment and its alternatives
12. Imprisonment and its alternatives
13. The role of correctional officers
14. Re-entry and collateral consequences.