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This book considers the status of constitutional literacy in the United States along with ways to assess and improve it. The author argues that pervasive constitutional illiteracy is a problem for both law enforcement agencies and for ordinary citizens. Based on the author's decades of teaching in law enforcement agencies around the country, this book argues for the moral and pragmatic value of constitutional literacy and its application in twenty-first century society.
This book addresses the apparent contradiction in moral condemnation of good artworks. Since there is no direct contradiction, it must involve a third thing that connects aesthetic value and moral value. A significant view about this third thing results from combining R. G. Collingwood's aesthetic and moral theories, and articulating a theory of judgment on his behalf. The view is that an artwork is aesthetically good if the artist fulfilled the moral duty to express emotion successfully. Why this matters and how it fits into the larger conversation about morality and art round out this book's study.
By combining case studies and text, Ethics in Criminal Justice helps students prepare for the ethical situations they will encounter as criminal justice professionals. The text focuses on the morality of the individual professional with an emphasis on Aristotle's virtue theory to help readers resolve ethical issues. It includes discussions of constitutional and religious ethics along with the more traditional discussions of philosophical and professional ethics. Included in the text are 52 case studies and numerous discussion questions to help spark classroom debate about ethics in criminal justice.