Expand your knowledge of ethics
Build your understanding of ethical decision-making
Explore ethical expectations for you and your agency
As a professional in criminal justice, we are used to the “letter of the law”: things are legal, or they are illegal. They’re right, or they’re wrong.
But just like life, sometimes things fall into “grey areas.” And that’s the realm of ethics. Ethics goes beyond the black letter law, and helps us to set a standard of how we ought to be, how we should strive to perform in our personal and professional lives.
While ethics can feel like a huge ever confusing topic, it doesn’t have to be – especially when you have a framework to help you in your decision making process.
This course is specifically designed to examine ethical behavior in public safety and criminal justice organizations. We will examine what ethics means and various ways ethics is thought of and used in everyday life, with particular focus on the situations criminal justice professionals find themselves in. We will examine ethical responsiveness (or lack thereof) and ethical approaches in public safety issues. We will also look at organizational responsibility, accountability, and liability. We examine personal accountability, responsibility, obligation, and duty. Finally, we’ll explore how we develop and maintain both individual and organizational ethics.
If you have ever looked at or experienced a situation where you felt there were a lot of “shades of grey” in the decision making process… then this course is for you.
Designed for the Busy Working Professional
Whether you are new in the field or you’re ready to take the next step in your career, consider investing in your future through this course which is filled with more than 6.5 hours of instruction, activities and exercises designed to help you grow and succeed in your role. Students also receive a 86-page e-book to supplement learning.
Convenient and Affordable Training on your own schedule and without the need to travel.
Taught by a career Law Enforcement Officer and Educator
Courses consist of real-world info important for anyone who is a leader in any justice profession.
Dr. Jeff Fox served for 27 years in the field of criminal justice, 21 of which were with the Virginia State Police. He began his law enforcement career as a military policeman in the Army and served as a town police officer, trooper, sergeant, first sergeant, and lieutenant. He served as a field lieutenant with the state police and served as the assistant training director. He also served as the statewide incident management program manager for the Virginia Department of Transportation.
Jeff earned a master’s degree in criminal justice administration and an MBA degree with specialization in criminal justice. He earned a PhD in business administration with specialization in homeland security. He is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute Administrative Officers Course and the Virginia Commonwealth Management Institute. Jeff completed the Virginia State Police Academy, a Regional Criminal Justice Academy, and Military Police School. Jeff has been teaching at various colleges and universities since 2001. He retired as the program coordinator and assistant professor for the Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and Criminal Justice Cohort Programs for Virginia Commonwealth University.
Jeff served as an assistant professor and chair of the Public Safety Adult Degree Completion Programs for a private college in Virginia. Jeff’s full-time job now is as public safety trainer/educator/consultant for his company called Fox - Public Safety Training, Educating, and Consulting. He has also written several books on the field of Criminal Justice including The Ultimate Guide to Excellent Teaching and Training – Face-to-Face and Online, The Ultimate Guide to Being a Great Police Officer, and The Ultimate Guide to Excellent Public Service Leadership and Management.
The additional readings, books, and videos were great, thank you
A good leader need not sacrifice ethics, decency and hope in others in order to succeed.
The value comes from hearing the information reinforced. Dr. Fox has a wealth of experience to draw from to provide practical applications of the information. Dr. Fox is a charismatic speaker and I enjoyed listening to him.
The presenter was extremely knowledgeable regarding this topic. He displayed enthusiasm as well as being direct and to the point. I think it was great advice to hold people accountable for their actions/inactions in the workplace and how it can contribute to the workplace environment.
The price is $129 for each student. We do have discounts available for JCH Members and group purchases involving three or more personnel. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details
We hear you. Only you know about the demands of your job or if you can “juggle” the demands of work, family, and school. That said, online courses are a great way to get the knowledge you need for career growth, without being tied down to a specific schedule, being out of the office for days at a time, or burdened by the expense of high priced tuition or travel costs. Split up into bite sized components, each course section can be completed over a lunch break in a week’s time – sometimes less. And don’t worry: if life gets in the way, you’ll have a whole year to complete the lessons on your own schedule.
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You can pay by credit card or debit card through our online store. For agencies paying by Purchase Order, or if your agency is wanting to enroll 3 or more people (20% discount), please contact us at email@example.com.
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