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Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics

Edited by Bruce A. Arrigo

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$350.00 $297.50


Ethical issues and dilemmas in criminal justice reach deep into federal, state, county, and municipal police forces, the legal professions, the structure and administration of justice in society, and the personal characteristics of those in the criminal justice professions.

This two-volume set explores the scope of ethical decision-making and behaviors within criminal justice systems, including policing, corrections, courts, forensic science, and policy analysis and research.

With entries from A to Z, the encyclopedia is a general, non-technical yet comprehensive resource for those who wish to understand the complexities of criminal justice ethics.

Key Features 

  • Entries with references, cross-references, and further readings
  • A reader’s guide that groups related entries by broad topic areas and themes
  • A chronology, glossary, and resource guide
  • An appendix with reports and statistics from sources such as the FBI, the United Nations, and the International Criminal Court

Key Themes

  • History of Criminal Justice Ethics
  • General Criminal Justice Ethics
  • Police Ethics
  • Legal Ethics
  • Correctional Ethics
  • Criminal Justice Cases and Controversies
  • Technology, Crime, and Ethics
  • Ethics and Critical Criminology 

WestEd’s Anthony Petrosino and Daniel Mello contributed a key entry on institutional review boards.

Resource Details

Product Information

ISBN: 978-1-4522-7411-9
Copyright: 2014
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 1216
Publisher: SAGE Publications

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