Logical fallacies and criminal justice | CRJ 524 Ethics in Criminal Justice | Ashford University

 

Logical Fallacies and Criminal Justice

Logical Fallacies (Links to an external site.) provides a list of various logical fallacies with definitions. For this assignment, you will apply ethical reasoning and recognize fallacies in ethical reasoning. In your three-page paper,

  • Describe at least five logical fallacies;
  • Summarize the impact of each logical fallacy on the criminal justice system; and
  • Provide specific examples of how each logical fallacy could impact the professionalism, preparedness, and daily functions of significant aspects of the criminal justice process.

The paper

  • Must be three double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
  • Title of paper
  • Student’s name
  • Course name and number
  • Instructor’s name
  • Date submitted
  • Must use at least three scholarly sources in addition to the course text.
  • Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing Center.

 

Required Resources

Text

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

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 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.”

Recommended Resource

Supplemental Material

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.

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