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Week 1 DQ 1

If you had to
choose one ethical system, deontological or utilitarian, which one most closely
conforms to your own beliefs? Describe each system and explain your answer.

 

Week 1 DQ 2

Should police
officers be required to secure a certain number of hours of ethics training
each year? Explain why or why not. If such training is needed, what components
should it include? What about lawyers, judges, and correctional officers?

 

Week 1 DQ 3

Should a police
officer be sanctioned for drinking to excess in public and making a spectacle
of himself or herself in a bar? Should a police officer be sanctioned for
posing naked in a magazine, but identified as a police officer using pictures
of the uniform as props? What private behavior of police, if any, should be
subject to sanction? Explain your answer.

 

Week 1 DQ 4

Should a
criminal defense attorney be sanctioned for developing a sexual relationship
with a current client? What if the attorney-client relationship is over? What
about a prosecutor and a victim from one of his or her cases? How about a
prosecutor and a police officer who are both assigned to the same pending case?
What about a probation officer and probationer or a correctional officer and
inmate? Explain your answer.

 

Week 2 DQ 1

If a young boy,
upset over a lost bicycle, approaches two police officers during their dinner,
what is the ethical thing to do? Should they immediately interrupt their dinner
and search for the missing bicycle? Should they take a report to make the boy
feel better, knowing they will not or cannot do anything about it? Should they
tell the boy to go away because they have had a hard night and are looking
forward to a hot meal? Does it make a difference if police officers are not
paid for their dinner hour?

 

Week 2 DQ 2

If police encounter
travelers who have been robbed during their passage through the city, should
they leave the victims on the street to fend for themselves? Should the police
take the travelers to a shelter? Should the police take up a collection to help
them on their way?

 

Week 2 DQ 3

Evaluate the
statement that police departments enforce the law in a discriminatory manner.
What evidence supports such a statement? What evidence contradicts the
statement?

 

Week 2 DQ 4

Identify how the
police code of ethics clashes with the values of the police subculture.

 

Week 3 DQ 1

What is the
difference between the role of a lawyer as a legal advocate and a lawyer as a
moral agent? Provide examples of both. Which would you prefer if you were a
client? Which would you prefer if you were a victim? Are the two mutually
exclusive? Explain.

 

Week 3 DQ 2

Using ethical
criteria, evaluate recent courtroom practices including the use of videotaped
testimony, allowing television cameras into the courtroom and jury room, and
victim statements during sentencing.

Week 3 DQ 3

Identify areas
of discretion that judges have, provide examples of their discretion, and
discuss unethical and ethical criteria for the use of their discretion.

 

Week 3 DQ 4

What ethical
problems exist with expert witness testimony in criminal prosecutions?

 

Week 4 DQ 1

If you were
being punished for a crime, would you rather receive a year in prison or 50
lashes? Why do we not use this type of corporal punishment for criminal
offenders? Do you think we should? Explain your answer.

 

Week 4 DQ 2

Would you rather
spend a year in prison or receive five years of probation with very severe
restrictions? Could you envision a probationary sentence that was more severe
than a custodial sentence?

 

Week 4 DQ 3

In what way does
the deterrence rationale for sentencing impose a harsher sentence for the
uncommitted crimes of others? Is this practice cruel and unusual? Is this
practice ethical?

 

Week 4 DQ 4

How does the
correctional subculture deter whistle blowing? How does the correctional
subculture differ from the police subculture? How are they similar?

 

Week 5 DQ 1

If a police
officer was told to pick up an individual on minor charges repeatedly as a form
of harassment to get the individual to serve as an informant, should the
officer do so or refuse?

 

Week 5 DQ 2

If a prosecutor
was trying a case and the judge was obviously biased against the accused and
allowed many errors to occur that resulted in a violation of due process, should
the prosecutor accept an easy conviction, or should the prosecutor make a stand
against the judge’s actions?

 

Week 5 DQ 3

Are there
situations in criminal justice in which the ends might warrant or justify
unethical means? Provide examples and explain your answer.

 

Week 5 DQ 4

What is victim
precipitation? Should victim precipitation be considered in appropriate
circumstances or always excluded? Explain your answer.

 

 




Week
One:
Ethics and the Criminal Justice Practitioner




 


Details


Due


Points




Objectives


1.1  Explain the importance of ethics to the
criminal justice practitioner.
1.2  Distinguish between morality, ethics, duties,
and values.
1.3  Explain common
theories related to ethics in criminal justice.
1.4  Analyze ethical decision-making processes.


 


 




Reading


Read the Week One Read Me First.


 


 




Reading


Read Ch. 1 of Justice, Crime, and Ethics.


 


 




Reading


Read Ch. 2 of Justice, Crime, and Ethics.


 


 




Reading


Read Ch. 3 of Justice, Crime, and Ethics.


 


 




Reading


Read this week’s Electronic Reserve
Readings.


 


 




Weekly Summary


Weekly Summary: Summary responses should be approximately 200 words
or more. The summary will include reflections of what you learned this week
in the discussions and reading assignments. What did you find interesting?
What insights did you gain that you had not previously considered? What
questions do you have about the week? Weekly summaries are due every Monday.
 


 


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Participation


Participate in class discussion.
 
 
Complete weekly summary.


4 out
of 7 days
 
 


2




Discussion Questions


Respond to weekly discussion
questions.


 


2




Learning Team Instructions
Learning
Team Charter


Select Learning Team members who work
together throughout the course.
Create the Learning Team Charter.
 


 
 


 




Learning Team Instructions
Weekly
Team Review


Review the Week One objectives and
discuss insights and questions you may have.


 


 




Learning Team Instructions
Ethical
Decision-Making Paper (Preparation)


Begin working on the Ethical
Decision-Making Paper due in Week Two.
 


 


 




Individual
Ethics Awareness Inventory


Complete the Ethics Awareness
Inventory (EAI), located on the student website, in preparation for the Week
Two Learning Team assignment.
 
Submit a copy of your test results to
your instructor and be prepared to discuss them.
·        
To copy your test results,
press Ctrl+Alt+PrtScn.
·        
Press Ctrl+V to paste your
results into a Microsoft Word® document.
 


 


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Individual
Ethical Dilemma Paper


Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in
which you discuss an ethical dilemma from a current story in the news.
Address the following in your paper:
 
·        
The nature of the dilemma
·        
The ethical decision made
·        
Alternative courses of action
and why
·        
The outcome of the situation
 
Format your paper consistent with APA
guidelines.
 


 


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Week
Two:
Ethics in Policing




 


Details


Due


Points




Objectives



 
2.1  Explain the role of law enforcement and law
enforcement subculture.
2.2  Identify ethical issues involved in police
procedures.
2.3  Analyze the limits of discretion and
corresponding duties for law enforcement.
2.4  Identify forms of corruption and methods to
reduce corruption and unethical policing procedures.


 


 




Reading


Read the Week Two Read Me First.


 


 




Reading


Read Ch. 4 of Justice, Crime, and Ethics.


 


 




Reading


Read Ch. 5 of Justice, Crime, and Ethics.


 


 




Reading


Read Ch. 6 of Justice, Crime, and Ethics.


 


 




Reading


Read Ch. 7 of Justice, Crime, and Ethics.


 


 




Reading


Read this week’s Electronic Reserve
Readings.


 


 




Participation


Participate in class discussion.
 
 
Complete weekly summary


4 out
of 7 days
 
 


2




Discussion Questions


Respond to weekly discussion
questions.


Thurs
and Saturday


2




Nongraded Activities and Preparation
 


Complete the following Learning
Modules in CJi Interactive, located on the student website:
 
·        
Ch. 7: The Police Issues and Challenges
 
o   
Ethics and Corruption


 


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Learning Team Instructions
Learning
Team Charter


Submit the Learning Team Charter.


 


 




Learning Team Instructions
Weekly
Team Review


Review the Week Two objectives and
discuss insights and questions you may have.


 


 




Learning Team Instructions
Ethics Issue Presentation (Preparation)


Begin working on the Ethics Issue
Presentation due in Week Three.


 


 




Individual
Ethical Dilemma Worksheet: Law Enforcement


Complete the blank University of Phoenix
Material: Ethical Dilemma Worksheet by referring to the University of Phoenix Material: Law Enforcement
Scenario, located on the student website.


 


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Learning Team
Ethical
Decision Making Paper


Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper
describing each team member’s ethical learning style from the EAI, which was
due in Week One.
Include the following in your paper:
 
·        
How each style relates to the
criminal justice field and how it relates to being part of a team
·        
How you work with people with
different styles
 
Format your paper consistent with APA
guidelines.
Each students must submit a Certificate
of Originality
with your
assignment
 


 


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Weekly Summary


Weekly Summary: Summary responses should be approximately 200 words or more. The
summary will include reflections of what you learned this week in the
discussions and reading assignments. What did you find interesting? What
insights did you gain that you had not previously considered? What questions
do you have about the week? Weekly summaries are due every Monday.
 


 


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Week Three: Ethical Concerns and
Obligations of Defense Attorneys, Prosecutors, and Judges





 


Details


Due


Points




Objectives



 
3.1  Identify the codes of professional ethics that
lawyers are bound to by various statutes and regulations.
3.2  Describe the roles of the criminal defense
attorney, prosecutor, and judge.
3.3  Compare the ethical
duties and responsibilities of the defense attorney
and prosecutor.
3.4  Explain the judicial ethics imposed on members
of the judiciary.
3.5  Analyze judicial use of discretion and its
abuses.


 


 




Reading


Read the Week Three Read Me First.


 


 




Reading


Read Ch. 8 of Justice, Crime, and Ethics.


 


 




Reading


Read Ch. 9 of Justice, Crime, and Ethics.


 


 




Reading


Read Ch. 10 of Justice, Crime, and Ethics.


 


 




Reading


Read Ch. 11 of Justice, Crime, and Ethics.


 


 




Reading


Read this week’s Electronic Reserve
Readings.


 


 




Participation


Participate in class discussion.
 
 
Complete weekly summary


4 out
of 7 days
 
 


2




Discussion Questions


Respond to weekly discussion
questions.


Thurs
and Sat


2




Nongraded Activities and Preparation
 


Complete the following Learning
Modules in CJi Interactive, located on the student website:
 
·        
Ch. 9: Pre-Trial Activities and the Criminal Trial
 
o   
Rights at Trial
o   
Jury Deliberation


6/10


2




Learning Team Instructions
Weekly
Team Review


Review the Week Three objectives and
discuss insights and questions you may have.


 


 




Learning Team Instructions
Ethical
Scrapbook: Part I
(Preparation)


Begin working on the Ethical
Scrapbook: Part I assignment, due in Week Four.
 


 


 




Individual
Ethical Dilemma Worksheet: Prosecutors


Complete the blank University of Phoenix
Material: Ethical Dilemma Worksheet by referring to the University of Phoenix Material: Prosecutors
Scenario, located on the student website.


 


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Learning Team
Ethics Issue Presentation


Read the instructions in the University of Phoenix Material: Ethics Issue
Presentation, located on the student website, and select one of the following
options to complete the assignment.
                                                                                          
·        
Option 1: Law Enforcement
Ethics
·        
Option 2: Defense Attorney
Ethics
·        
Option 3: Prosecution Ethics
·        
Option 4: Correction Ethics


 


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Weekly Summary


Weekly Summary: Summary responses should be approximately 200 words
or more. The summary will include reflections of what you learned this week
in the discussions and reading assignments. What did you find interesting?
What insights did you gain that you had not previously considered? What
questions do you have about the week? Weekly summaries are due every Monday.
 


 


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Week Four: Ethical Behavior of
Probation, Parole, and Correctional Officers

The
Ethics of Corrections





 


Details


Due


Points




Objectives



 
4.1  Explain the roles of probation, parole, and correctional
officers, including the ethical challenges faced by each.
4.2  Identify the code of ethical behavior for
probation, parole, and correctional officers.
4.3  Describe the correctional subculture.
4.4  Compare the conflicting duties between having
to protect society and protecting the interests of offenders.
4.5  Describe ethical issues in the punishment of
offenders.


 


 




Reading


Read the Week Four Read Me First.


 


 




Reading


Read Ch. 12 of Justice, Crime, and Ethics.


 


 




Reading


Read Ch. 13 of Justice, Crime, and Ethics.


 


 




Reading


Read Ch. 14 of Justice, Crime, and Ethics.


 


 




Reading


Read Ch. 15 of Justice, Crime, and Ethics.


 


 




Reading


Read Ch. 16 of Justice, Crime, and Ethics.


 


 




Reading


Read this week’s Electronic Reserve
Readings.


 


 




Participation


Participate in class discussion.
 
Complete weekly summary


 


2




Discussion Questions


Respond to weekly discussion
questions.


 


 




Nongraded Activities and Preparation
 


Complete the following Learning
Modules in CJi Interactive, located on the student website:
 
·        
Ch. 10: Sentencing
 
o   
Capital Punishment
 
·        
Ch. 11: Corrections: History and Institutions
 
o   
Prison Employees
 
·        
Ch. 12: Corrections in the Community
 
o   
The Value of Probation and
Parole


 


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Learning Team Instructions
Weekly
Team Review


Review the Week Four objectives and
discuss insights and questions you may have.


 


 




Learning Team Instructions
Ethical
Scrapbook: Part II
(Preparation)


Begin working on the Ethical
Scrapbook: Part II assignment, due in Week Five.
 


 


 




Individual
Ethical Dilemma Worksheet: Corrections


Complete the blank University of Phoenix
Material: Ethical Dilemma Worksheet by referring to the University of Phoenix Material: Corrections
Scenario, located on the student website.
 


 


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Learning Team
Ethical
Scrapbook: Part I


Locate three contemporary examples in
each of the four following categories, for a total of 12 examples:
 
·        
Good Samaritan conduct or
random acts of kindness
·        
Acts of vigilantism—violating
the law to enforce the law
·        
Acts of civil
disobedience—violating the law to change the law
·        
Criminal acts committed by
professionals in the course of their employment, other than criminal justice
professionals, in which the defendant was believed to have violated the
ethical standards of his or her profession
 
Assemble the 12 examples according to
the category and in a visually appealing manner. For each example, include
the following:
 
·        
A summary of the event
·        
A graphic illustration,
photo, or other visual item related to the event
·        
One properly APA-formatted
reference
 
Note. Consider including an introduction
and conclusion to introduce your examples and summarize your work.
Submit a Certificate of
Originality
with your assignments


 


5




Weekly Summary


Weekly Summary: Summary responses should be approximately 200 words
or more. The summary will include reflections of what you learned this week
in the discussions and reading assignments. What did you find interesting?
What insights did you gain that you had not previously considered? What
questions do you have about the week? Weekly summaries are due every Monday.
 


 


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Week
Five:
Victims and the Ethics of Revenge
Ethics of Criminal Justice Policy and the Future




 


Details


Due


Points




Objectives



 
5.1  Assess the ethical arguments for and against
personal revenge.
5.2  Identify the rights of victims.
5.3  Describe the enforcement of laws and their
relationship to ethics in criminal justice.
5.4  Analyze the level of morality in the current
criminal justice system.
5.5  Identify ethical considerations for the future
of the criminal justice system.


 


 




Reading


Read the Week Five Read Me First.


 


 




Reading


Read Ch. 17 of Justice, Crime, and Ethics.


 


 




Reading


Read Ch. 19 of Justice, Crime, and Ethics.


 


 




Reading


Read Ch. 20 of Justice, Crime, and Ethics.


 


 




Reading


Read Ch. 21 of Justice, Crime, and Ethics.


 


 




Reading


Read this week’s Electronic Reserve
Readings.


 


 




Participation


Participate in class discussion.
 
Complete weekly summary


 


2




Discussion Questions


Respond to weekly discussion
questions.


 


2




Learning Team Instructions
Weekly
Team Review


Review the Week Five objectives and
discuss insights and questions you may have.
 


 


 




Individual
Victims’
Rights and Vengeance


Read the following two articles “Crime
Victims’ Rights: From Illusion to Reality” and “Vengeance Time” in this
week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.
 
Write a 350- to 700-word personal
reflection that addresses the following:
 
·        
What is your personal stance
on the current state of victims’ rights in America?
·        
Do you believe that the 2004
Crime Victims’ Rights Act (CRVA) has been successful? Explain.
·        
Is there ever a circumstance
in which you feel vengeance is appropriate, even when it means breaking a
law? Explain your response.
·        
Do you agree with the actions
of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP)? Why or why not?
·        
Submit a Certificate of
Originality
with your assignment


 


5




Learning Team
Ethical
Scrapbook: Part II


Use the Ethical Scrapbook: Part I, due
in Week Four, for this assignment.
Review all 12 examples in your team’s
Ethical Scrapbook: Part I, and answer the following questions as team for
each example:
 
·        
Do you think the individual
made the best decision possible given the circumstances?
·        
Could you see yourself acting
similarly in similar circumstances? 
 
·        
Should all jurisdictions have
a Good Samaritan law requiring an individual to help another individual if
they are able? Explain why.
 
·        
Should vigilantism be
permitted when the criminal justice system fails? Explain why or why not.
Under what circumstances might you violate the law to enforce the law? 
 
·        
Historically, in your
opinion, has civil disobedience been effective in changing the law? Explain
why or why not. What laws do you disagree with or would you consider
violating to change? Explain.
 
·        
Consider the many professions
that exist, including the business and corporate sectors, medical
professions, religious authorities, retail establishments, construction
industry, insurance industry, banking, education, professional sports,
research, pharmaceutical companies, and politics. What conditions exist in a
profession, excluding criminal justice professions that contribute to unethical
behavior? Provide two examples.
 
·        
Do you believe that American
society as a whole is predisposed to ethical or unethical behavior? Explain
your response.
 
·        
Identify ethical
considerations for the future of criminal justice. What may be done to reduce
ethical violations in the criminal justice profession?  
 
Write a 1,500- to 2000-word paper that
summarizes your individual and team responses to the previously listed
questions.
Format your paper consistent with APA
guidelines.
Submit a Certificate of Originality
with your assignment


 


10




Weekly Summary


Weekly Summary: Summary responses should be approximately 200 words
or more. The summary will include reflections of what you learned this week
in the discussions and reading assignments. What did you find interesting?
What insights did you gain that you had not previously considered? What
questions do you have about the week? Weekly summaries are due every Monday.
 


 


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