Ethics for the Public Service Professional

ISBN-10: 1439824908
ISBN-13: 9781439824900
Edition: 2011
Authors: Aric Dutelle
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Book details

List price: $129.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 4/28/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 229
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

A single-source textbook for ethics and ethical decision making as it relates to government service, this book discusses issues affecting service within the areas of homeland security, forensic science, and emergency services at the local, county, state, and federal levels. It addresses challenges faced by today's public service professionals and administrators with regards to incorporating ethics within daily decisions, discretion, and duties. Updated via website, case studies include examples in CSI, forensic science, policing, interrogation, homeland security, disaster relief, medico-legal investigations, public administration, and defense, and prosecution.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
About the Author
Ethics: A Look at the Basics
What Are �Ethics�?
Revisiting the Basics
Morals, Values, and Ethics
Ethical Subdivisions
Normative Ethics
Virtue Ethics
Deontology
Consequentialism
Descriptive Ethics
Meta-Ethics
Differentiating Ethics and Morals from Law
What Ethics Involves
Further Defining Ethical Makeup
Causal and Moral Responsibility
Conclusion
Review Questions
References
Ethical Perspectives
Introduction
Altruism
Utilitarianism
Categorical Imperative
Ethical Culture
Conclusion
Review Questions
References
Further Reading
Decision Making: The Logic of Ethics
Ethical Decision Making
Making a Decision
Guidelines for Ethical Decision Making
Existentialism
Determinism
Intentionalism
The Logic of Ethics
Good versus Bad Arguments
Deductive versus Inductive Arguments
Truth versus Validity
Sound versus Unsound Arguments
Evaluating the Result of Decisions
Conclusion
Review Questions
References
Leadership Ethics
Introduction
Deciding How to Lead
Establishing Trust through Leadership
Vision
Empathy
Consistency
Integrity
Ethical Behavior as an Organizational Theme
Why Morale Is Important in Organizational Ethics
Ethics in the Workplace Assessment
Conclusion
Review Questions
References
Ethical Codes and Standards
Introduction
Establishing Organizational Support
Developing Codes of Ethics
Code of Ethics Types
Purpose of Establishing a Code of Ethics
Arguments against Ethical Codes
Code of Ethics Examples
Conclusion
Review Questions
References
Ethics in Law Enforcement
Introduction
Ethical Frameworks Related to Ethical Training
Codes of Ethics in Law Enforcement
Police Culture
Career Stages and Ethics
Police Misbehavior
Current Practices for the Prevention of Unethical Behavior
Authority
Discretion
Corruption
What Are the Causes of Corruption?
How Is Corruption Overcome?
Conflicts of Interest
Recruitment
Conclusion
Ripped from the Headlines
Code of Silence
Ethical Decision Making
Abuse of Authority
Ethics and Race
Ethics in Policing
Corruption
Review Questions
References
Ethics in Forensic Science
Introduction
Ethics and Forensic Testimony
Forensic Science Gone Awry
Legal Rulings Regarding Forensic Testimony
Frye v. United States 54 App. D.C., at 47, 293 F., at 1014
Federal Rules of Evidence: Article VII. Rule 702
Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals Inc. 509 U.S. 579
Kumho Tire v. Carmichael 119 S. Ct. 1167
National Academy of sciences (NAS) Report
Ethics at the Crime Scene
Misconduct within Crime Laboratories
Ethics Education in Forensic Science
National Forensic Center
Conclusion
Ripped from the Headlines
Ethics: Credibility
Forensic Fraud
Discipline Issues
Review Questions
References
Ethics in Corrections Systems
Ethics in Corrections
Subculture in Corrections
Sentencing
The Case against Socrates
Purposes of Punishment
Retribution
Deterrence
Incapacitation
Rehabilitation
Conclusion
Ripped from the Headlines
Ethics in Correctional Leadership
Inappropriate Behavior
Inappropriate Behavior
Review Questions
References
Ethics in the Legal System
Introduction
Judges and Magistrates
Attorneys
Reporting Professional Misconduct
Expert Witnesses
Conclusion
Ripped from the Headlines
No Hiding from Ethic's Violations in New Hampshire
Keeping a Watchful Eye on Ethics
Ethics Violations from the Bench
Review Questions
References
Ethics in Public Office
Ethics in Governance
United States Office of Government Ethics
Background and Mission
Agency Program Services
Office of Agency Programs
Program Services Division
Program Review Division
Education Division
Agency Ethics Program Administration
Frequently Asked Questions of the Office of Government Ethics
Common Ethics Issues
General Principles
Gifts from Outside Sources
Impartiality in Performing Official Duties
Conflicting Financial Interests
Private Life and Public Office
Integrity in Office
Legal Institutional Model
Personal Responsibility Model
Effectiveness Model
Conclusion
Ripped from the Headlines
�Lost� Bush Administration E-mails Recovered
Ethics in Public Office: Personal versus Private Life
Ethics in Public Office: Corruption
Ethics in Public Office: Avoiding Legislation
Review Questions
References
Ethics in Other Areas of Public Service
Introduction
Military Ethics
Ethics in Social Services
Ethics in Emergency Medical Services
Ethics in Firefighting
Ethics in Government Contracts
Legislation Regarding Ethics in Public Service
Conclusion
Ripped from the Headlines
Public Perception of Public Service Ethics
Military Mentors Cashing In
Emergency Disaster Assistance Fraud Penalty Enhancement Act of 2007 Stature Being Used to Charge Defendants
Review Questions
References
Ethics Training and Education
Introduction
Ethics-Based Training
Conclusion
Ripped from the Headlines
Ethical Decision Making
Review Questions
References
The Future of Public Service Ethics
Introduction
Future Research Needs
Training
Questions Regarding Ethics Training
Questions Regarding Ethics Violations
Relationship between Training and Violations
Recruiting
Organizational Ethics
The Impact of Technology on Ethics Training
Conclusion
Review Questions
U.S. Government Entities with Ethics/Conduct-Related Authority
U.S. Office of Government Ethics: General Things You Should Know about Ethics Employee Crossword Puzzle
U.S. Office of Government Ethics: Misuse of Position Employee Crossword Puzzle
U. S. Office of Government Ethics: Outside Activities Employee Crossword Puzzle
Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Personnel Executive Order
Useful Links Pertaining to Public Service Ethics
Ethics in Government
Ethics in Law
Ethics Research and Education
Ethics in Law Enforcement
Ethics in Forensic Science
Index

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