Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE Course Number:
PLNS-0019
Organization Course Number:
PLNS-0019
Organization:
Location:
Classroom-based
Length:
12 -- 15 weeks (91.5 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Criminal Justice Ethics or Ethics & Criminal Justice System
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:

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

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
  • Computer Based Training

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

70%
Supplemental Materials

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