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Ethics in Law Enforcement

Author: Steve McCartney, Rick Parent
Subject: Law
Source: Open Textbook Library
Publisher: BCcampus
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In this book/ you will examine the moral and ethical issues that exist within law enforcement. This book will also familiarize you with the basic history/ principles/ and theories of ethics. These concepts will then be applied to the major components of the criminal justice system: policing/ the courts/ and corrections. Discussion will focus on personal values/ individual responsibility/ decision making/ discretion/ and the structure of accountability. Specific topics covered will include core values/ codes of conduct/ ethical dilemmas/ organizational consequences/ liability/ and the importance of critical thinking. By the end of this book/ you will be able to distinguish and critically debate contemporary ethical issues in law enforcement.

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