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Axia College/College of Criminal Justice and

Ethics and the Administration of Justice | |
Course Description

ADJ 235 presents the ethical standards, roles, and responsibilities of criminal justice professionals and examines potential profession-specific ethical dilemmas. Ethical theories are applied to real and hypothetical scenarios in the justice system.


Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents:

• University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document. • Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum.

University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.

Course Materials

Pollock, J. M. (2004). Ethics in crime and justice: Dilemmas and decisions (4th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning.

All electronic materials are available on the student website.

|Week One: Morality, Ethics, and Retributive Justice | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives |Differentiate between moral culpability and legal culpability. | | | | |Explain the difficulties of determining culpability. | | | | |Debate the relationship between morality and law. | | | |Course Preparation |Read the course description and objectives. | | | | |Read the instructor’s biography and post your own. | | | |Readings | | | | | |Read the Introduction, and Ch. 1, 2, & 5 of Ethics in Crime and Justice. | | | |Participation |Participate in class discussion. Due by Day 7 | |10 | |Discussion Questions |Respond to weekly discussion questions. Due by Day 7 | |10 | |CheckPoint |Write a 200- to 300-word response to the following question: Do you agree or disagree with | |30 | |Legal Moralism |legal moralism? | | | | |Explain the pros and cons of legal moralism as a justification for law. Due by Day 5. | | |

|Week Two: Determining Moral Behavior | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives | | | | |...
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