Criminal Justice Ethics: Theory and Practice

Welcome to the SAGE edge site for Criminal Justice Ethics, Fifth Edition.

The SAGE edge site for Criminal Justice Ethics by Cyndi Banks offers a robust online environment you can access anytime, anywhere, and features an impressive array of free tools and resources to keep you on the cutting edge of your learning experience.


Criminal Justice Ethics examines the criminal justice system through an ethical lens by identifying ethical issues in practice and theory, exploring ethical dilemmas, and offering suggestions for resolving ethical issues and dilemmas faced by criminal justice professionals. Bestselling author Cyndi Banks draws readers into a unique discussion of ethical issues by first exploring moral dilemmas faced by professionals in the criminal justice system and then examining the major theoretical foundations of ethics. This distinct and unique organization allows students to understand real-life ethical issues before grappling with philosophical approaches to the resolution of these issues. The Fifth Edition includes updated discussions around ethical issues in policing, corrections, the changing technological environment and its influence on courtrooms, mass imprisonment, and the ethical implications of current criminal justice policies.


We gratefully acknowledge Cyndi Banks for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Nancy Dickinson of Georgia State University and Meridith Spencer of Fisher College for developing the ancillaries on this site.