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Course Description:

This course explores ethics from the perspective of real-life dilemmas and decisions that criminal justice and public safety professionals face every day. Although the thrust of this course is applied professional ethics, it is designed to help students from any discipline or profession to develop the knowledge and acquire the learning that will help them understand the process of ethical decision-making. The content of this course is particularly relevant to discussions of governmental responses to terrorism and threats of terrorism in a post-911 democracy.

Prerequisite skills and knowledge: Familiarity with ethical theories and concepts, such as might be studied in Introduction to Ethics, is needed, as well as an understanding of the structure and functions of the various parts of the criminal justice system and the relationship of federal, state and local criminal-justice agencies, such as might be learned in a course in Introduction to Criminal Justice.

This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Upper Level
Credits: 2
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Fall 1.

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