Curricular Unit:Code:
Ethics and Professional Deontology780EDPR
Year:Level:Course:Credits:
1UndergraduateCriminology6 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Winter SemesterPortuguese/English78
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
(i) To have knowledge and ability to understand concepts, theories and knowledge in the area of Ethics and Deontology in Criminology;
(ii) To apply the knowledge and understanding acquired capacity in order to allow for proper assessment and resolution of dilemmas in the field of criminal investigation;
(iii) To develop skills to support solutions and opinions expressed in the analysis of relevant social, scientific and ethical aspects;
(v) To improve oral and written communication skills;
(vi) To develop a critical attitude and self-criticism, as well as to adopt ethical values.
Syllabus:
1st Unit – Presentation of the basic definitions of ethics and deontology. Clarification of the link and distinction between them and morals and law.
2nd Unit – Presentation of the links between ethics and Human Rights. Clarification of the link between the fundamental rights and human dignity. Links between the notion of “rule of law” and HR to facilitate the understanding of them as the pillars of justice systems in democratic societies. Emphasis on the relevance of historical memory to understand current societies.
3rd Unit – Presentation of the principles and criteria to be respected in a criminal investigation according to ethical patterns.
4th Unit – Ethics and research
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
Teaching methodology will include theoretical lecturing, research, reading and discussion of specific references, as well as thematic debating and critical reflection. Assessment will be periodical and based upon two written tests: two written tests: the first one on units 1 and 2 of the syllabus. The second will be on unit 3 and 4.
The final grade results from a simple arithmetic average of the tests’ grades.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
Teaching methodology will include theoretical lecturing, research, reading and discussion of specific references, as well as thematic debating and critical reflection. Assessment will be periodical and based upon two written tests: the first one on units 1 and 2 of the syllabus. The second will be on unit e3 and 4.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
Teaching methodology will include theoretical lecturing, research, reading and discussion of specific references, as well as thematic debating and critical reflection. Assessment will be periodical and based upon two written teststwo written tests: the first one on units 1 and 2 of the syllabus. The second will be on unit 3 and 4. The final grade results from a simple arithematic average of the tests’ grades.
Reading:
Declaração Universal dos Direitos Humanos: https://elearning.ufp.pt/access/content/group/40d95d28-c120-40a8-be48-b9274b01afae/TEXTOS/DDH.pdf
Código do criminólogo: https://elearning.ufp.pt/access/content/group/40d95d28-c120-40a8-be48-b9274b01afae/TEXTOS/codigo-deontologico-criminologo.pdf
Benedek, W.; Moreira, V.; Gomes, C. M. (coord). Compreender os Direitos Humanos. Manual de Educação para os Direitos Humanos. Coimbra: Coimbra Editora. 2014).
Fidalgo, A. (20172). Ética Mínima. Pequeno Guia para Tempos Difíceis. Gradiva, Lx
Kleinig, J. (2008). Ethics and Criminal Justice: An Introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Ministério da Saúde / Administração Regional de Saúde do Algarve. Aspectos Éticos na Actuação com Vítimas de Violência. On-line: http://www.arsalgarve.min-saude.pt/saudeeviolencia/exemplo/images/conteudos/4_2_3_pdf8.pdf
Oliveira, L. A. (2013). Ética em Investigação Científica. Guia de boas práticas com estudos de caso. Lidel: Lisboa
Lecturer (* Responsible):
Teresa Toldy (toldy@ufp.edu.pt)