Ethics in Criminal Justice Technology

Each advance in technology brings with it moral questions about its application in the modern world. The ability of police and other agencies to monitor what were once private conversations and communications raises serious ethical questions about the right to privacy and the government’s “need to know.” Information Technology and Moral Values (Links to an external site.) explores the relationship between morality and modern technologies (Sullins, 2012). In this discussion, provide the framework for an ethical policy that protects privacy while ensuring security. What are the most important protections from the Bill of Rights to be afforded to modern technological communications?

Required Resources

Text

Banks, C. (2016). Criminal justice ethics: Theory and practice (4th ed.). Retrieved from http://content.uagc.edu

Articles

Duff, A. (2012). Theories of criminal law (Links to an external site.). In E. N. Zalta (Ed.), The Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy (Summer 2013 ed.). Retrieved from http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/criminal-law/

Sullins, J. (2012). Information technology and moral values (Links to an external site.). In E. N. Zalta (Ed.), The Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy (Spring 2014 ed.). Retrieved from http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/it-moral-values/