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CRJS434. Ethics in Criminal Justice

This course provides an insight into one of the most important aspects of the criminal justice systems: ethics. Students will study ethical perspectives from individuals involved in several areas of the criminal justice system including courts, corrections and policing. Students will be able to identify organizational requirements pertaining to ethical behavior by examining the hiring process of law enforcement officers. Special attention will be given to identifying agency interventions designed to maintain the high ethical standards in criminal justice, and agency fallacies that may inadvertently allow for unethical behavior. Prerequisites: CRJS 131, 233, 234. Credit 3 hours.