Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE Course Number:
PLNS-0019
Organization Course Number:
PLNS-0019
Organization:
Location:
Online
Length:
12 -- 15 weeks (131 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Criminal Justice Ethics or Ethics In Criminal Justice
Description

Objective:

The course objective is to look at the ethical dilemmas and professional problems faced by criminal justice personnel. Students review various ethical perspectives and discuss the practical applicability of ethical ideals.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain the impact of ethical decisions
  • Analyze the process of making ethical decisions
  • And evaluate methods used to address ethical misconduct in society
  • Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to define key concepts related to ethics
  • Explain the relationship between values, morals, ethics, and critical thinking
  • Compare and contrast philosophies related to ethics
  • Examine ethics in the criminal justice system

General Course Topics:

  • Recognizing ethical decisions
  • Virtue ethics
  • Formalism
  • Utilitarianism
  • Crime and law
  • Ethical theories, crime, and law
  • Courts: how ought a case be adjudicated
  • Punishment and corrections
  • Liability
  • The future: more or less ethical
  • Being ethical when no one is looking
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

70%
Supplemental Materials

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