Law and criminal justice towards research minded policy-making. by Netherlands. Ministry of Justice. Research and Documentation Centre

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LC ClassificationsHV9708 N47 1976
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Pagination43 p. ;
Number of Pages43
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This paper is an expanded and modified version of an address presented in April as the first annual Pinkerton lecture of the School of Criminal Justice of the State University of New York at Albany.

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The Importance of Ethics in Criminal Justice 3 To live ethically is to think about things beyond one’s own interests. When I think ethically I become just one being, with needs and desires of my own, certainly, but living among others who also have needs and desires.

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The secondary message sent by academics at this conference was that their work should have a greater public exposure. Rule of Law: strengthen legal and judicial institutions and promote their independence; train legal and judicial professionals; increase public access to the justice system; promote criminal and civil law reform.

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