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Criminal Justice Ethics is a semi-annual journal designed to focus greater attention on ethical issues in criminal justice by philosophers, criminal justice professionals, lawyers and judges, and the general public. Its editorial scope includes topics relating to the police, the courts, corrections, and issues in legal philosophy.
All agents of the criminal justice system face difficult problems involving moral choice: the use of deadly force, conformity to the rules of one’s office, the decision to prosecute, participation in plea bargaining, representation of the guilty, the imposition of punishment. Even the concept of criminal justice itself is rooted in our concern for the proper treatment of those accused of wrongdoing. Yet, though these subjects have provoked widespread interest among the public, they have rarely received systematic analysis from a normative perspective. Criminal Justice Ethics seeks to provide this perspective, resulting in the generation of a much-needed literature. The journal serves as a forum for diverse viewpoints, and the opinions expressed in articles and reviews are not necessarily those of the editors.


ISSN: 0731-129X


The library contains all the articles of Criminal Justice Ethics from Jan 1, 1992 to Jun, 17, 2010, provided by Gale, Cengage Learning.


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Subjects GlobeEthicsLib

  • Political ethics
    • Legal/rights ethics
  • Methods of ethics
    • Philosophical ethics