CRJU 4700 - Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice


An examination of the philosophical theories underlying ethics and how they relate to issues involving the police, courts, corrections, law, and principles of justice.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to identify and understand the basic ethical and philosophical tenets of criminal justice.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to think critically on ethical issues in criminal justice, analyzing and interpreting situations, events, practices, and cases.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to link ethics and philosophy to criminal justice decision-making in law enforcement, courts, and corrections.
  4. Demonstrate a sound general knowledge of the ethical and philosophical concepts to address criminal justice ethical issues.
  • Module 1: Morality, Ethics, And Human Behavior
  • Module 2: Determining Moral Behavior, Justice and Law
  • Module 3: Becoming an Ethical Professional
  • Module 4: Police Discretion, Dilemmas, And Corruption
  • Module 5: Law and Legal Professionals
  • Module 6: Discretion, Dilemmas, And Ethical Misconduct in the Legal Profession
  • Module 7: Ethics in Corrections

Credit Hours

Criminal Justice


  • CRJU 1100

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