CRJ 202 Ethics and Criminal Justice (3 credits)

This course will explore the ethical issues that confront modern practitioners in the various criminal justice settings. Emphasis will be placed on recognizing and analyzing moral dilemmas confronting criminal justice professionals, both on an organizational and individual level, as well as determining responses to those complex and controversial dilemmas through an understanding of ethical theories, the development of ethical reasoning skills, and the application of appropriate standards and codes of conduct. Approaches to solving ethical dilemmas are applied to the reality of careers in a variety of criminal justice fields such as law enforcement and punishment and corrections, to the role of the prosecutor, defense counsel and judiciary in the administration of justice. Prerequisite: CRJ 101.