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Ethics In Justice And Security

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This course will examine the theoretical and philosophical basis of ethics and the standards of professional conduct and leadership applicable to justice and security agencies. Applicable case studies will be used, as well as contemporary situations in ethics.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Ethical Obligations in Society

    • Analyze the relationship of law, standards of morality, ethics in justice and security.
    • Analyze how social norms and consequences influence private ethical decision making.
    • Compare and contrast ethics in relation to private decisions, public influence, and their consequences.
    • Assess ethical concerns associated with various techniques used by the government to deter criminals.
    • Describe the core elements of justice and law in free societies.

    Ethical Decision Making and Moral Climate in Justice and Security

    • Discuss human rights and the war on terror.
    • Explain the factors involved in the use of discretion.
    • Demonstrate skills associated with ethical management.
    • Describe ethical dilemmas in justice and security.
    • Analyze corruption in justice and security.

    Fundamental Ethical Issues in Justice and Security

    • Analyze ethical dimensions of key issues confronting the criminal justice system.
    • Describe utilitarianism as it pertains to justice and security issues.
    • Describe freedom in relationship to personal rights and ethical standards and obligations.
    • Define justice and the various components of justice.

    Ethics in the Formulation of Justice and Security Policy

    • Describe the role of a code of ethics in justice and security organizations.
    • Examine the responsibility of organizational leaders in the development of and adherence to a code of ethics.
    • Compare the differences in the standards of individual moral behavior and institutional codes of ethics.
    • Explore the challenges of balancing the long-term interest of the government, its citizens, and private enterprise in developing organizational policy.
    • Compare the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics, Court Code of Ethics, Correctional Code of Ethics, and Private Security Code of Ethics.
    • Examine the relationship between ethics and organizational performance.

    The Influence of Diversity, Culture, and Values in Justice and Security

    • Compare and contrast how different management and leadership types deal with ethical issues.
    • Describe the concepts of cultural relativism, norms, and societal mores in relationship to justice and security.
    • Analyze cross-cultural ethics as they relate to justice and security on a global scale.
    • Assess the relationship between prejudice and ethical standards for behavior in justice and security.
    • Analyze the relationship between equality and ethics in justice and security.

    Philosophical Foundations of Ethics in Justice and Security

    • Describe foundational ethical systems described in traditional philosophy.
    • Explain the historical origins of ethics and justice theories.
    • Define the various philosophies of ethics as applied to the criminal justice system.
    • Examine the nature of personal and group ground rules and values in justice and security.
    • Analyze the nature and extent of criminal justice responsibility.
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