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.

Guided Response: Are laws and regulations intentionally ethical or written to produce moral actions? If not, does pragmatism and public protection lend itself to non-ethical philosophies or actions? Should criminal justice professionals adhere to a personal code or moral conduct, or should there be a formal code of conduct required for criminal justice professionals?

Required Resources

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Banks, C. (2016). Criminal justice ethics: Theory and practice (4th ed.). Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu

Chapter 12: Duty and Principle
Chapter 13: Considering the Consequences
Articles

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 weeks discussion, Moral Actions: Motivations and Relevance.
Lykan, W. (2001). Morality. 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 weeks discussion, Ethics Applied: Moral Actions.
Purdue Online Writing Lab. (n.d.). Logical fallacies. 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 weeks 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 weeks discussion, Moral Actions: Motivations and Relevance.

Recommended Resource

Supplemental Material

Hicks, W. (2015). 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.