By Rand Jack, Dana Crowley Jack
What does it suggest this day to ''think like a lawyer''? Drawing on huge interviews with women and men lawyers, the authors discover how ethical reasoning impacts legal professionals' realizing of justice and their very own position in selling it. This exam of private and institutional imperatives within the felony career, illustrated with quotations from the legal professionals themselves, increases questions that go beyond conventional discussions of criminal ethics. The authors learn: the connection among gender and styles of ethical considering; the ways in which own morality impacts public accountability; the felony system's reaction to social adjustments in public ethics and in women's roles. for instance, has the hot inflow of ladies to the felony occupation introduced ethical perspectives that problem the normal defining features of a lawyer's activity? What occurs while a lawyer's own morality conflicts with the function calls for of the occupation? In end the authors provide feedback for positive alterations in criminal schooling and the code ethics to foster morally responsive democracy. All these thinking about ethical reasoning, gender roles, and the evolution of the criminal process will locate this stimulating and well timed examining.