Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

ADJ 225 - Ethics in Criminal Justice

Course Description

This course is designed to examine the professional standards of conduct and the acceptable forms of behavior within organizations in the criminal justice system. Issues concerning corruptions, perjury, false reporting, accepting of gratuities, excessive force and the code of silence will be examined. Personal and organizational integrity will be emphasized in this course.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Define codes of conduct based on law and procedure.
Identify personal beliefs as a source of personal conduct.
Define social customs and its role in behavioral constraint.
Identify philosophical-logical systems that define ethics.
Organize a systematic way of clarifying ethical decisions.
Understand the role of professional codes of ethics.
Identify professional issues within the context of ethics.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: ADJ 241