Ethics in Law Enforcement Ethics in Law Enforcement

Ethics in Law Enforcement

The book examines the moral and ethical issues that exist within law enforcement, while familiarising the reader with the basic history, principles, and theories of ethics. These concepts will then be applied to the major components of the criminal justice system: policing, the courts, and corrections. Discussion will focus on personal values, individual responsibility, decision making, discretion, and the structure of accountability. Specific topics covered will include core values, codes of conduct, ethical dilemmas, organizational consequences, liability, and the importance of critical thinking.

Chapter 1: Ethical Behaviour

Chapter 2: Ethical Systems

Chapter 3: Ethical Dilemmas and the Process of Effective Resolution

Chapter 4: Key Ethical Issues within Law Enforcement

Chapter 5: Accountability and Investigation

Chapter 6: Policing

Chapter 7: Discretion, Supervision, and Leadership

Chapter 8: The Culture of Law Enforcement