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AJS 123 Ethics and the Administration of Justice
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: None
AGEC: Humanities   Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: Explore ethical issues in the justice system. Focus on ethics and the law, the police, the courts and corrections. Review ethical theory related to the administration of justice. Prerequisite: RDG094.

Prerequisites: RDG094

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Identify and explain differences in individual values, moral behaviors and institutional values. (CSLO 1, 2, 3)
2. (Analysis Level) Analyze the relationship of law, standards of morality, ethics and society. (CSLO 1, 2, 3, 4)
3. (Comprehension Level) Describe the core elements of justice and law. (CSLO 1, 2)
4. (Analysis Level) Explain the differences between distributive and retributive justice systems. (CSLO 1, 2, 4)
5. (Comprehension Level) Identify and explain the historical origins of ethical and justice theories. (CSLO 1, 2, 4)
6. (Application Level) Articulate the elements of the police officer and correctional officer subcultures. (CSLO 1, 2, 4)
7. (Comprehension Level) Identify and explain key ethical issues confronting law enforcement, corrections and the court system, including use of physical force, decisions to employ deadly force, undercover activities, punishment, etc. (CSLO 1, 2, 3, 4)
8. (Comprehension Level) Identify and explain the factors involved in the use of discretion. (CSLO 1, 2, 3, 4)
9. (Synthesis Level) Categorize the different ethical considerations confronting the various members of the criminal justice system. (CSLO 1, 2, 4)
10. (Analysis Level) Outline major ethical issues associated with the administration of justice in modern times. (CSLO 1, 2, 4)
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