Learning Objectives

As a result of reading this chapter, you will be able to

  1. Articulate legitimate ethical dilemmas that arise with police, courts, and corrections practitioners
  2. Explain the philosophical foundations that underlie and mold modern ethical behavior
  3. Discuss the need for, and application of, ethical standards as they concern police
  4. Explain the importance of ethics in the court system
  5. Delineate the unique ethical considerations and obligations that exist with federal employees
  6. Explain the interplay of ethics with the subculture and job-related stress in corrections practitioners
  7. Understand what ethical tests can help criminal justice students and practitioners decide how to address ethical dilemmas