Incorporating Kohlberg’s Stages of Moral Development into the Justice System

Imagine you are the chief of police. As the chief of police, you will need to ensure that your law enforcement officers lead ethical careers. In order to prepare for this assignment, review Chapters 7 through 9 in the textbook. Then, research Kohlberg’s stages of moral development and find at least two (2) relevant articles that discuss Kohlberg’s theory, Means vs. Ends, and Kantian ethics.

Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:

 

1.      Identify and discuss the three (3) levels of Kohlberg’s stages of Moral Development, and explain how you would address each level within your department.

 

2.      Explain how your officers can use Kohlberg’s Stages of Moral Development to evaluate three (3) types of criminals who are at different stages of moral development.

 

3.      Illustrate two to three (2-3) ways in which you would address self-interest and pursuit of pleasure to prevent police corruption.

 

4.      Identify and discuss at least three (3) Prima Facie Duties that you believe all of your law enforcement officers should fulfill.

 

5.      Support your position statement with two (2) relevant and credible references, documented according to latest edition of APA. (Note: Do not use open source sites such as Ask.com, eHow.com, Answers.com, and Wikipedia.)

 

 

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

 

 

    • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA format (latest edition). Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

 

  • Include a cover page developed in accordance with the latest edition of APA, including a running head, page number, the title of the assignment, the student’s name and the name of the university.  The cover page, revision of the previous assignment, and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

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