Award Date

1-1-2000

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Political Science

First Committee Member

Craig Walton

Number of Pages

128

Abstract

Are pre-employment character assessments for federal officers necessary? Can character be tested? What does Aristotle's theory of moral perception and practical wisdom have to do with law enforcement? I will look at what constitutes human flourishing or eudaimonia and how it relates to law enforcement. Moral perception and judgment are discussed and how perception is necessary in the Federal Pretrial Services and Probation Officer's profession. What makes one person's character good and another's less than good? Are there tests currently being used to test for strength of character or are they really testing for ethical sensitivity or moral judgment?

Keywords

Assessment; Character; Employment; Officers; Pretrial; Probation Service; United States

Controlled Subject

Political science; Criminology

File Format

pdf

File Size

4106.24 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/ocjl-791u


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