ABSTRACT

Teleological ethics, simply put, means that a person is goal or ends oriented. Utilitarianism is teleological. It is grounded in the notion that what is good is determined by what produces the greatest good for the greatest number, regardless of how that end is achieved. A deontological ethical system is one that is concerned solely with the inherent nature of the act being judged. If an act is inherently good, then even if it results in bad consequences, it is still a good act. Teleological systems are interested in the consequences of an act. The due process model looks at how the justice system treats suspects and offenders. Protection of the innocent is a primary concern. These assumptions reflect the central values embodying crime control and due process in the United States. Criminal justice departments are frequently presented with an anomalous instructional environment.