Criminal Justice Ethics: Theory and Practice by Cyndi Banks

Criminal Justice Ethics: Theory and Practice

Cyndi Banks
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  • ISBN
    9781412958325 / 1412958326
  • Title Criminal Justice Ethics: Theory and Practice
  • Author Cyndi Banks
  • Category Ethics & Moral Philosophy
    Crime & Criminology
  • Format
  • Year 2008
  • Pages 418
  • Publisher
    Sage Publications (CA)
  • Imprint SAGE Publications Inc
  • Edition
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 175mm x 20mm x 249mm


A unique approach to criminal and justice ethics.

Publisher Description

"Criminal Justice Ethics: Theory and Practice, 2/E" takes a sociological approach to criminal justice ethics by emphasizing the social and historical aspects of ethical inquiry. The author presents a unique discussion of ethical issues by exploring moral dilemmas faced by professionals in the criminal justice system before examining the major theoretical foundations of ethics. This distinct organization allows readers to understand real life ethical issues before grappling with philosophical approaches to the resolution of those issues.

Author Biography

Cyndi Banks is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northern Arizona University. She teaches courses on a range of subjects with a special focus on criminal justice ethics, juvenile justice, gender and crime, as well as comparative criminology. As well as being an accomplished academic, Dr. Banks in an expert consultant for overseas development projects in the justice sector and, in that capacity, as worked in Papua New Guinea, Bangladesh, Iraq and, most recently, as a juvenile justice specialist with UNICEF in Sudan. In additional to this text, she is the author of four other books and has a new book in press concerned with the experience of institutionalization for juveniles in an institution in Alaska.

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