Contemporary Ethical Issues in the Criminal Justice System steps away from the conventional theoretical frameworks and sociohistorical foundations of criminal justice ethics to focus on the practical problems and controversies that regularly occur within the criminal justice system. Designed to be concise yet comprehensive, the book helps students understand and interpret practical realities within ethical contexts.
Students will learn about topical issues such as racial disparities within the system and community-oriented justice. They will explore practices in policing and training, mass incarceration, and the war on drugs. They will become familiar with the intersection of criminal justice and sociological issues through chapters on gender and family issues and mental health. All chapters begin with an overview that breaks the topic down to make it fully accessible to readers. End-of-chapter conclusions and discussion questions are designed to support retention and encourage critical thinking.
Featuring high-interest, real-world examples Contemporary Ethical Issues in the Criminal Justice System provides much needed information and insight for students interested in careers as criminal justice professionals. The book is well-suited to courses in criminal justice issues and ethics.
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Dr. Jason Williams, who holds a Ph.D. in the administration of justice from Texas Southern University, is an assistant professor of justice studies at Montclair State University.
Dr. Liza Chowdhury holds a Ph.D. in criminal justice from Rutgers University, is a founder of the nonprofit organization Reimagining Justice, and is an assistant professor at CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College.
Dr. Evelyn Garcia is a lecturer at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She earned her master's degree in policy and administration at the City University of New York and her doctorate in education at Seton Hall University.
Dr. Robert Vodde is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and earned his Ph.D. in criminology from the University of Leicester. He is now the provost at the Metropolitan Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University.