Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
Number of Pages
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?
Assessment; Character; Employment; Officers; Pretrial; Probation Service; United States
Political science; Criminology
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Baker, Michael Blake, "Pre-employment character assessments for United States pretrial services and probation officers" (2000). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1233.