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 – 1. Basic notions of ethics and deontology. 1.1. Definitions of ethics and deontology. 1.2. Distinction and relation between ethics, morals and law. 3. The “golden rule of ethics”. 4. Solidarity and notion of “common good”.
2nd Unit – 2. Human Rights and ethics. 2.1. Fundamental rights and human dignity. 2.2. Importance of historical memory.
3rd Unit – 3. Ethics and deontology in criminal investigation. 3.1. Respect for the rule of law. 3.2. Respect for privacy and confidentiality. 3.3. Ethical and deontological criteria for the exercise of authority. 3.4. Conflict of interests. 3.5. Personal values and professionalism. 3.6. Truth, impartiality and proof.
4th Unit – 4. Ethics and research: 4.1. Integrity; 4.2. Respect for the participants and for their autonomy; 4.3. Respect for the participants during the design of a research project
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:
Appiah, K. A. 2006. Cosmopolitanism: ethics in a world of strangers. New York : W. W. Norton.
Benedek, W.; Moreira, V.; Gomes, C. M. (coord). 2014. Compreender os Direitos Humanos. Manual de Educação para os Direitos Humanos. Coimbra: Coimbra Editora.
Braswell, M. et al. 2017. Justice, Crime and Ethics. NY:Routledge.
Código do criminólogo: https://elearning.ufp.pt/access/content/group/40d95d28-c120-40a8-be48-b9274b01afae/TEXTOS/codigo-deontologico-criminologo.pdf
Declaração Universal dos Direitos Humanos: https://elearning.ufp.pt/access/content/group/40d95d28-c120-40a8-be48-b9274b01afae/TEXTOS/DDH.pdf
Fidalgo, A. (2017). Ética Mínima. Pequeno Guia para Tempos Difíceis. Gradiva, Lx
Juncker, J.-C.2015. State of the Union 2015: Time for Honesty, Unity and Solidarity. Strasbourg: European Commission (http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-15-5614_en.htm)
Moellendorf, D. & Widdows, H. 2015. The Routledge Handbook of Global Ethics. NY: Routledge.