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MSCR 625 Ethical Conduct and Positions of Power

Identify the challenges facing today’s national and global leaders.

Format: Offered Online and On-Campus

Duration: 8 weeks

Credits: 3 credits

Leaders are challenged to do what’s right, even when what’s right may be a complicated decision. In MSCR 625 Ethical Conduct and Positions of Power, you’ll examine contemporary ethical standards and conduct in multiple contexts, using case studies, readings and discussion.

Throughout this course, a variety of assessment methods will enable you to demonstrate course competencies. These assessment methods 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 MSCR 625

In this course, you’ll explore conflicts of interest, authoritative power and abuse, political influence, trust relationships and violation of trust and other dilemmas faced by individuals in positions of leadership.

Course Topics

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

  • History of Ethics in Western Civilization
  • Ethics and Values in Criminology Organizations and Professions
  • Ethical Decision Making in the Field of Criminology
  • Ethics in the Global Community and its Role in the Field of Criminology
  • Ethics and Power

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of MSCR 625, you will be able to:

  • Know the history of ethics in Western Civilization and how these early works still pertain to the field of criminology.
  • How positions of power in criminology are derived, and how leadership positions and ethical considerations have impacted, shaped and developed the criminal justice field in modern American society.
  • Know and understand how organizational culture and values affect ethics within the criminal justice system.
  • Analyze group and individual decision-making, public perception and social and moral influences that affect the criminal justice system.
  • Analyze the broad political and social consequences of ethical decision making in the field of criminology in America.
  • Develop sophisticated analytical and critical skills that promote ethical decision-making and decision making in situations where significant ethical disagreement exists.
  • Understand the role and impact of ethics in the global community and how ethical decisions and behavior shape the course of world history.

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

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