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Ethics and Criminal Justice

Ethics and Criminal Justice - 08 edition

Ethics and Criminal Justice - 08 edition

ISBN13: 9780521682831

ISBN10: 0521682835

Ethics and Criminal Justice by John Kleinig - ISBN 9780521682831
Edition: 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2008
International: No
Ethics and Criminal Justice by John Kleinig - ISBN 9780521682831

ISBN13: 9780521682831

ISBN10: 0521682835

Edition: 08

Summary

This textbook looks at the main ethical questions that confront the criminal justice system - legislature, law enforcement, courts, and corrections - and those who work within that system, especially police officers, prosecutors, defence lawyers, judges, juries, and prison officers. John Kleinig sets the issues in the context of a liberal democratic society and its ethical and legislative underpinnings, and illustrates them with a wide and international range of real-life case studies. Topics covered include discretion, capital punishment, terrorism, restorative justice, and re-entry. Kleinig's discussion is both philosophically acute and grounded in institutional realities, and will enable students to engage productively with the ethical questions which they encounter both now and in the future - whether as criminal justice professionals or as reflective citizens.