Introduction To Ethics And Criminal Justice: Critical Thinking Questions

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April 7, 2013 Introduction to Ethics and Criminal Justice Critical Thinking Questions/Discussion Questions How Should the Law Be Enforced? At the city and town level, laws are enforced by the local, or municipal, police. At the state level, laws are enforced by State Police, or a Highway Patrol. At the federal level, the whole country, the FBI and CIA take care of enforcing laws. If you're arrested, there's a good chance you'll go to court. There are different courts at the city, state, and federal level as well. How are laws enforced? The simple answer is that if you commit a crime, you're arrested. There are two basic categories of crime: Felonies and misdemeanors. Felonies are worse, for example, murder, rape, arson, and hit and run.…show more content…
Search and seizure law today is built around three key questions. First, did the police "search" or "seize" anyone or anything? If not, the law leaves police action basically unregulated. Searches," in Fourth Amendment law, are police tactics that infringe a "reasonable expectation of privacy. A reasonable expectation of privacy is the kind of expectation any citizen might have with respect to any other citizen. Evaluate the moral permissibility of “suicide by cop.” There's no moral-permissibility. Because it's very simple, you're killing yourself, at the expense someone else. Taking a life always costs a person something, even if it's a 'righteous kill', you'll remember the people you killed, the rest of your life. That's why all suicides are morally questionable, because next to your family, and social-circle, the paramedics, the police, the coroner, they all lose something, in having to clean you up. To what extent is a police officer morally obligated to assess whether a person he or she shoots actually wants to be killed? I believe there isn’t an extent because if a person tries to point a weapon at you there intention is to kill not just to injury unless they want to commit suicide in this
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