Subject details

After successfully completing this subject you should be able to:

  1. understand the conflicts involved in ethical issues faced by criminal justice professionals, ways of resolving them, and the ethical principles that should guide behaviour. Students will also know the main types of misconduct that occur in the criminal justice system, and specific strategies for combating and preventing misconduct.
    • Ethics and Accountability in the Public Sector and Criminal Justice
    • Police Ethics
    • Police Corruption and Misconduct
    • Integrity Management and Accountability
    • Legal Ethics
    • Miscarriages of Justice
    • Integrity Management and Accountability
    • Correctional Ethics
    • Abuses in Corrections
    • Integrity Management and Accountability
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Online assignment submission
    • Online materials

      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials


This is not an introductory subject, it is a third year subject. You must have a basic understanding of the first year criminology subjects.

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject addresses issues surrounding current trends in criminal justice in the area of accountability, and provides an applied analysis of the complex ethical decisions faced by criminal justice professionals. It examines public expectations about criminal justice processes, and analyses cultural and institutional barriers to the fulfilment of goals such as impartiality and equity.

  • Assignment 1 (40%)
  • Assignment 2 (20%)
  • Final Invigilated Exam (40%)

Textbook information is pending.

Textbook information is pending.

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