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CMRJ500 - Criminal Justice Ethics

Course Details

Course Code: CMRJ500 Course ID: 2576 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course is an examination of issues of professional and ethical behavior within the criminal justice system. Key issues examined include professional behavior of the individual and the agency. Current topics such as law enforcement ethics, research ethics, and are examined.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
06/24/19 - 11/29/19 12/02/19 - 01/26/20 Fall 2019 Session D 8 Week session
08/26/19 - 01/31/20 02/03/20 - 03/29/20 Winter 2020 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to demonstrate and explain the following seven primary learning objectives:

CO1: Examine the foundation for modern ethical thought in the criminal justice profession.

CO2: Analyze the root causes of misconduct by criminal justice professionals.

CO3: Evaluate the role of leadership and accountability in the criminal justice system.

CO4: Prepare an ethics training program for a Criminal Justice organization (Police, Prosecutor’s office, or Corrections).

CO5: Develop the beginnings of an ethics policy for a specific criminal justice organization.

CO6: Assess how the culture and subculture of Criminal Justice organizations may work as an impediment to ethical behavior.

CO7: Examine ethics in criminal justice research.


Instructions and grading expectations for all forums will appear in the Forums section of the course site.


Instructions and grading expectations for all assignments will appear in the Assignments section of the course site.


Instructions and grading expectations for all exams will appear in the Tests & Quizzes section of the course site.

Weekly lessons and assigned readings are available in the course site.

Book Title:Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Ed
Publication Info:American Psychological Association
Author:American Psychological Association
Unit Cost:$31.35
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.