Ethical Decision-Making

Ethical Decision-Making

Respond to the following: Answer the discussion(X1). Include at least 2 references.

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M5D1: Ethical Decision-Making


In this activity, you answer a discussion question based upon the various models of ethical decision-making. Criminal justice professionals are constantly being faced with decisions: ethical, tactical, procedural, legal, etc. In this instance, you discuss the nature of an ethical decision as the rationale for a specific action(s). You will need to fully comprehend the materials in order to satisfactorily participate in this discussion.

Discussion Question

  1. Based upon the assigned reading, do you think criminal justice professionals base the majority of their decisions on the deontological or teleological model of ethics, specifically, the categorical imperative versus the utilitarianism approaches? Explain your answer in full and give examples to support your position.


I have included the assign reading as well. Read …………….Ethics and the Police, Ethics and the Courts, Ethics and Correctional Officers, Ethics, and Probation and Parole Officers, plus the Conclusion in the chapter



Miller, J. M. (2009). 21st Century Criminology: A Reference Handbook. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications, Inc.

Worley, R. M., Worley, & Barua. (2009). Criminal Justice ethics. In J. M. Miller (Ed.), 21st century criminology: a reference handbook. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

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