Sep 28, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
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PHIL 205 Ethics in Criminal Justice

3 Credits

Students examine the relationship between ethics and contemporary issues in criminal justice.
Current ethical trends and systems are studied, including the legal and correctional professions as well as issues in law enforcement. Students gain an awareness of the ethical responsibilities facing members of the criminal justice professions, and knowledge of a basic ethical framework with which to examine a range of ethical issues that arise in criminal justice contexts. The course aims to enhance the student’s abilities to think critically and reflectively. Through study of a variety of ethical approaches to criminal justice, students explore the meaning of self and society, and reflect on the compatibility of faith and reason with specific reference to the Catholic Franciscan intellectual and spiritual tradition.

Prerequisite(s): PHIL 102  and THEO 104  and a minimum of 55 earned credits.

2nd level Philosophy Core Course

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