New Open Textbook: Ethics in Law Enforcement
We are very happy to announce the release of a new open textbook.
In this book, you will examine the moral and ethical issues that exist within law enforcement. This book will also familiarize you with the basic history, principles, and theories of ethics. These concepts will then be applied to the major components of the criminal justice system: policing, the courts, and corrections.
Discussion will focus on personal values, individual responsibility, decision making, discretion, and the structure of accountability.
Specific topics covered will include core values, codes of conduct, ethical dilemmas, organizational consequences, liability, and the importance of critical thinking.
By the end of this book, you will be able to distinguish and critically debate contemporary ethical issues in law enforcement.
Authors: Steve McCartney, Justice Institute of British Columbia, Rick Parent, Simon Fraser University
This book is now available in the BC Open Textbook Collection.
As part of the release of these new textbooks, BCcampus is actively soliciting reviews by qualified British Columbia faculty for these books. If you would like to review either of these books, please contact us. We provide a $250 stipend for faculty who review a BC open textbook.