Moral Actions: Motivations and Relevance
The required textbook chapters and the “An Extended Conception of Rationality and Moral Actions” article discuss moralism and rational choice (Roh, 2003). For this discussion, explain the significance of criminal justice professionals accepting the importance of moral actions in their professions. Can the greater good be served by people merely doing what they are told is morally right, or must professionals actually accept and believe in the need for moral conduct in order to best serve the effective administration of criminal justice agencies? Provide at least of one example to support your conclusion.
Banks, C. (2016). Criminal justice ethics: Theory and practice (4th ed.). Retrieved from https://content.uagc.edu
- Chapter 12: Duty and Principle
- Chapter 13: Considering the Consequences
Chapman, M. L., & Davis, F. V. (1978). Skills for ethical action: A process to judgment and action. Educational Leadership, 35(6), 457-461. Retrieved from http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership.aspx
- The full-text version of this article is available in the EBSCOhost database located in the University of Arizona Global Campus Library. It will assist you in responding to this week’s discussion, “Moral Actions: Motivations and Relevance.”
Lykan, W. (2001). Morality (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from http://www.unc.edu/~ujanel/Morality.htm
- This article discusses the moral theory for moral decisions. It will assist you in responding to this week’s discussion, “Ethics Applied: Moral Actions.”
Purdue Online Writing Lab. (n.d.). Logical fallacies (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/general_writing/academic_writing/logic_in_argumentative_writing/fallacies.html
- This site provides a listing and definitions of various logical fallacies. It will assist you in completing this week’s assignment, “Logical Fallacies and Criminal Justice.”
Roh, Y.-R. (2003). An extended conception of rationality and moral actions. Journal of Value Inquiry, 37(1), 35-49. doi:10.1023/a:1024033810944
- The full-text version of this article is available in the ProQuest database located in the University of Arizona Global Campus Library. This article discusses moralism and rational choice. It will assist you in responding to this week’s discussion, “Moral Actions: Motivations and Relevance.”
Hicks, W. (2015). CRJ524 professional resources list Download CRJ524 professional resources list. Retrieved from https://bridgepoint.equella.ecollege.com/curriculum/file/78ce1060-b8b0-4666-8a12-ecc460da8d1b/1/CRJ524_Professional Resources List.docx
- This document provides additional resources in the form of articles, multimedia, and websites that may be helpful in the development of your learning in the field of criminal justice. This source may assist you in your weekly discussions.