CRJ 524: Week 4 Discussion 1
Ethics In Criminal Justice Policy Making
Chapter 9 in your text details a number of ethical considerations in criminal justice policy making. From the chapter, choose one of the following issues: public opinion about punishment, mandatory minimum sentencing, the “War on Drugs,” truth in sentencing, or sexual predators. Create at least three moral guidelines for the creation of effective criminal justice policies to address your chosen issue.
Guided Response: What is a moral guideline? Whenever you present an analysis, it is always a great idea to define your major terms in your presentations. Begin the discussion with a working definition of a moral guideline, and if necessary, explain that term in light of criminal justice issues. Remember, all policies need to focus on maximum effectiveness for the actions sought.
Review your colleagues’ posts, and substantively respond in a meaningful way to at least two of your peers. Continue to monitor the discussion forum until 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) on Day 7, and respond with robust dialogue to anyone who replies to your initial post.
CRJ 524: Week 4 Discussion 2