Professional Ethics, Critical Thinking, & the Great Ideas
This page summarizes some of my work on ethics, critical thinking, and professional applications of ethical principles in practice.
Book: Professional Ethics in Criminal Justice: Being Ethical When No One is Looking. 4th edition. (Prentice Hall, 2016).
Book: My Search for Meaning: A Professor, his Students, and 10 Great Conversations (McMaster Media Publishing, 2017).
Presentation: “Ensuring Policing Integrity: Rule of Law or Ethical Thinking? " presentation at international conference on Police Ethics and Integrity. British Society of Criminology. London. May, 2014.
Article: "Assume the Worst: Preemptive Tactics for Beating Fraud and Theft in Electrical Distribution," TED Magazine (December, 2010).
Course: Developed and taught graduate-level ethics course for criminal justice professionals, Virginia Commonwealth University (1999; on-line version 2007).
Presentation: “Professional Ethics.” Four-hour workshop for supervisors of the City of Richmond Department of Juvenile Justice. (1998).
Presentation: “Teaching Ethics Not as a Subject, But as a Mode of Human Conduct.” Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Louisville, Kentucky. March, 1997.
Article: “Presidential Address: Five Fundamental Mistakes of Criminal Justice,” Justice Quarterly, 13 (December, 1996).
Presentation: "The Elvis Conspiracy: A Different Way to Teach Critical Thinking." Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences. Newport, Rhode Island. June, 1993.
Presentation: "Books, Heroes, and Reading as a Way of Life." Presentation as part of National Library Week. West Seneca School District, New York. April, 1990.