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Critical & Creative Thinking - OER & More Resources: Ethics - OER Textbooks

Understanding, for better or worse, starts with entertaining the idea that something is true. The brain tries to make thinking easier by creating heuristics, but sometimes these are inaccurate. Therefore you must be vigilant in evaluating any assumption.

BUSA 2106: The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

Ethics (OER)

Ethics in Law Enforcement | Open Textbook - BC Open Textbooks

Introduction

About the Book

Chapter 1: Ethical Behaviour

1.1 The Importance of Ethical Behaviour

1.2 Ethics and the Pursuit of a Law Enforcement Career

1.3 As Employees in Law Enforcement Agencies

References

Glossary

Chapter 2: Ethical Systems

2.1 Major Ethical Systems

2.2 Utilitarian Ethics

2.3 Deontology

2.4 Virtue Ethics

2.5 Ethics of Care

2.6 Egoism

2.7 Religion or Divine Command Theory

2.8 Natural Law

2.9 Social Contract Theory

2.10 Rawls’ Theory of Justice

2.11 Moral Relativism

References

Glossary

Chapter 3: Ethical Dilemmas and the Process of Effective Resolution

3.1 Ethical Dilemmas

3.2 Values

3.3 Solving Ethical Dilemmas

References

Chapter 4: Key Ethical Issues within Law Enforcement

4.1 Ethical Issues

4.2 The Ethics of Power and Authority

4.3 The Milgram Experiment

4.4 Person, Gender, and Cultural Differences in Conformity

4.5 Ethical Issues during an Investigation

4.6 Gratuities

References

Glossary

Chapter 5: Accountability and Investigation

5.1 Autonomy and Accountability

5.2 British Columbia's Police Act

5.3 The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act

5.4 Investigation Models

5.5 Independent Investigations Office

References

Chapter 6: Policing

6.1 Noble Cause Corruption

6.2 Policing Public Demonstrations and Crowd Control

6.3 Sex Offender Notification Laws

6.4 Ethics of Private Policing

References

Glossary

Chapter 7: Discretion, Supervision, and Leadership

7.1 The Ethics Surrounding Discretion

7.2 Discretion and Supervision

7.3 Selective Enforcement

7.4 Loyalty

7.5 Ethical Leadership

7.6 Transactional and Transformational Leadership

References

Glossary

Chapter 8: The Culture of Law Enforcement

8.1 Police Subculture

8.2 Socialization of Police

8.3 Skepticism and Cynicism

8.4 Moral Culpability versus Legal Culpability

References

Glossary

Appendix. The British Columbia Police Code of Ethics

About the Authors

 

Stand up, Speak out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking

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