Comprehensiveness rating: 4 read less
The text is comprehensive yet concise. It covers all pertinent aspects of criminal justice ethics. The text covers a wide range of ethical systems. Various ethical concepts are applied to the three core components of the criminal justice system.
Accuracy rating: 5
No inaccuracies or biases were observed.
Relevance/Longevity rating: 5
I am reviewing this text in 2017, the copyright is 2015. The material seems to be very relevant and up-to-date. This book is a valuable source of information for both criminal justice students and law enforcement practitioners. Because of the veritable explosion of interest and news in the area of criminal justice ethics this book will remain relevant for years to come. At some point in the future a new edition would be appropriate. The text is structured in such a way that necessary updates will be relatively easy and straightforward to implement.
Clarity rating: 5
As a teaching instrument it is a valuable resource in that it is presented in a clear, succinct, fashion. It is very easy to follow. An example of one of the features that adds to the book's clarity is an alphabetized list of ethical values found in chapter 3.
Consistency rating: 5
Each chapter in the book was well organized and consistent in terms of terminology and framework.
Modularity rating: 5
The book was structured in such a format that it was easy to read and can be easily separated into modules for classroom discussion. The text was not excessively self-referential.
Organization/Structure/Flow rating: 5
The topics in the text were presented in a logical and clear order.
Interface rating: 5
No significant interface issues or navigation problems.
Grammatical Errors rating: 5
No grammatical errors were observed.
Cultural Relevance rating: 5
The content was presented in a culturally unbiased way. No offensive or insensitive wording was detected.
This publication seems appropriate for any undergraduate level criminal justice ethics college course. This book is well researched and well written. Overall, I like this text as a supplemental resource to other material I am currently using in my criminal justice ethics course. The clarity and conciseness of the material is the strength of this publication.