Kohlberg’s Stages of Moral Development in the Justice System

Before writing your position statement on Incorporating Kohlberg’s Stages of Moral Development into the Justice System, you should:

Research three (3) peer-reviewed articles relevant to moral development, especially about Kohlberg’s Stages of Moral Development applied to different populations.

Define the concept of justice.  Explain how the concept of justice relates to the field of criminal justice, emphasizing how it should be applied by law enforcement officers. Explain three (3) ways Kohlberg’s Stages of Moral Development can be applied to the evaluation of three (3) types of criminals who are at different stages of moral development. Recommend three (3) effective and ethical methods of deterrence for the selected criminals. (One (1) method for each criminal.)   Recommend ways to use ethics to improve decision making in the criminal justice system. Explain why and how the concept of justice is important to the field of criminal justice.  Explain Kohlberg’s moral development stages and how they can be applied to issues in criminal justice.  Use technology and information resources to research issues in ethics and leadership in criminal justice.  Write clearly and concisely about ethics and leadership in criminal justice using proper writing mechanics.

 

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