Criminal Justice Ethics

A semiannual journal focusing on ethical issues in criminal justice. Includes articles on topics relating to the police, the courts, corrections, and issues in legal philosophy contributed by philosophers, criminal justice professionals, lawyers and judge

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 2, Summer-Fall

Conflict of Interest and Police: An Unavoidable Problem
Over the last twenty years or so, conflicts of interest have come to be recognized as a significant problem in many professions. A recent book, Conflict of Interest in the Professions edited by Michael Davis and Andrew Stark, (1) examined the problems...
Exactly Why Is the Crowd Naked? Are We Strippers or Were We Robbed?
Jeffrey Rosen, The Naked Crowd: Reclaiming Security and Freedom in an Anxious Age New York: Random House, 2004, pp. 260. On the morning of September 11, I was temporarily working in Chicago, and on the El heading towards my office. As the doors...
From Social Justice to Criminal Justice: Poverty and the Administration of Criminal Law
From Social Justice to Criminal Justice: Poverty and the Administration of Criminal Law edited by William C. Heffernan & John Kleinig John Jay College of Criminal Justice The economically deprived come into contact with the criminal court...
How Much Should Lawyers Know When Picking a Jury?
Jury selection is an arcane topic that occasionally captures public attention during some celebrated criminal trial, like those of O. J. Simpson or Michael Jackson in California. It took two months to pick O. J.'s jury--a bit over a month for Michael...
One Dogma of Police Ethics: Gratuities and the "Democratic Ethos" of Policing
In loving memory of Louis Pojman (1935-2005) One view about police gratuities that has acquired the status of ethical dogma is that their acceptance violates policing's "democratic ethos." This position was first expressed in 1985 by Michael Feldberg,...
Publications Received
Aharon Barak, Purposive Interpretation In Law. (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005) xi + 332 pp. R A Duff & Stuart P Green, eds., Defining Crimes. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005) xi + 243 pp. Don Chalmers, Genetic Testing...
The Innocent Prisoner and the Appellate Prosecutor: Some Thoughts on Post-Conviction Prosecutorial Ethics after Dretke V. Haley
We typically think of "prosecutorial ethics" as encompassing a special set of obligations for prosecutors during the pretrial and trial stages of a criminal case. In the literature and in rules of professional responsibility much attention is paid...