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Christian criminal justice

Hello, Can you please answer this discussion post and also reply to my classmate Gwen post that is listed below? this is due today by 8pm.

Discussion Post:

List the characteristic ethics of the religious school. Please explain how a “born again” Christian criminal justice practitioner maintains his or her values when working with a group of partners who commit corrupt acts? Should he or she report his observation to a supervisor or keep quiet? Why? Make sure you use information from the text to support your information.

When citing, please use APA style. Please elaborate on your answer.

Textbook: Close, D. & Meier, N. (2003). Morality in criminal justice: An introduction to ethics. Belmont, CA. Wadsworth Publishing.


The discussion board participation grade will be determined by the following categories:

  • Post responses that adequately address the assigned topic.
  • Proper grammar, sentence structure, and sources are required in your communications on the discussion board.
  • The posts must be formatted according to the APA manual.
  • All posts are due on the listed date, NO LATE WORK.
  • Participate in meaningful discussion in the forums with three of your peers.
  • You cannot use “I agree” or “I disagree.”
  • Post must be a minimum of 150 words.


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Re: Week 2 Discussion Forumby Gwen Janitch – Thursday, 6 July 2017, 11:46 AM 

The characteristic ethics of the religious school are considered a deontological theory. Per Sam S. Souryal, Ethics in Criminal Justice: A Search for the Truth  (2007):

“This school was characterized by (1) an immense interest in logical and linguistic analyses, because the writers were essentially concerned with producing profound essays in defense of the church beliefs; (2) an unequivocal belief in the Bible as the revealed word of God; (3) the use of reason and deductive logic in order to explain and justify the controversial tenets of Christian Creed; and (4) an attempt to reconstruct Greek thought so as to make it appear consistent with the pretexts of Christian faith” (Chapter 4).

A “born again” Christian is one who believes that he has been saved through his beliefs and faith as a gift from God. A born-again Christian would have a difficult time working with a group of partners who are corrupt because a Christian has an obligation to do right is right in the eyes of God.

Per Close & Meier (2003) “When an officer in carrying out his or her duties exceeds the limits of the privilege their actions are themselves wrongful and subject to restraint by other officers” (p. 109). An officer, whether a born again Christian or not, has a legal duty to report observed instances of corrupt acts by fellow officers.


Close, D. & Meier, N. (2003). Morality in criminal justice: An introduction to ethics. Belmont, CA. Wadsworth Publishing.

Souryal, S. (2007). The religious (scholastic) school: ethics of the love of God (Augustin