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CR 425 Professional Ethics in Criminology

Explore ethical situations and theories that guide criminal justice.

Format: Online and/or Classroom

Duration: 8 weeks

Credits: 3 credits

In the field of criminology, ethics plays a significant part in the judgment and treatment of all involved parties. In CR 425 Professional Ethics in Criminology, you’ll investigate issues concerning personal and professional ethics and discuss ethical theories relevant to the criminal justice system.

Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate course competencies through a variety of assessment methods. These may include, but are not limited to, written assignments, oral presentations, research papers, quizzes, service learning projects and class participation.

What You’ll Learn in CR 425

You will discuss moral decision-making and the logic of ethics in the contexts of law, religion, the courtroom and other germane legal environments. You’ll also explore the practical application of ethics in everyday life.

Course Topics

Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Introduction to Professional Ethics and Philosophical Approaches to Ethics
  • Constitutional Ethics and Legal vs. Moral Rights
  • The Role of Religious Ethics in Criminal Justice
  • The Prisoner’s Dilemma
  • Ethics and Modern Technology
  • The Future of Criminal Justice Ethics

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of CR 425, you will be able to:

  • Identify vocabulary, terminology, logic, challenges and moral decision-making tools specific to the field of ethics in criminology and employ these in a professional manner.
  • Develop a personal ethical philosophy that will assist in guiding you in your criminal justice or similar career.
  • Identify some components of the constitutional, religious and human spirit of professional ethics.
  • Identify and describe major ethical theories.

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*Disclaimer: Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.

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