Kohlberg 's Stages Of Moral Development Essay

1378 Words Sep 14th, 2016 6 Pages
Within this writing assignment, I will discuss my opinions on, how Kohlberg’s Stages of Moral Development might be incorporated into the Justice System. I will show how the concept of justice relates to the field of criminal justice and how it’s applied by law enforcement officers.
- Kohlberg’s Stages of Moral Development took place in a sequence of events that developed into a broad growth of rational ability or knowledgeable reason. Kohlberg’s studies led him to believe there are three stages of moral development. The Kohlberg’s three stages of moral development that consist of six levels, which are Obedience and punishment orientation, self-interest orientation, interpersonal accord and conformity along with the general ethical principles.
-Kohlberg used a technique to tell stories containing moral dilemmas. He identified three distinct levels of moral reasoning each with two sub-stages. These three levels of Kohlberg’s stages of Moral Development are pre-conventional, conventional and post-conventional. Pre-conventional level, stage 1 is when children think whatever an adult said is always right. When they are doing the right think is obeying the person with authority and allow them to avoid punishment. At stage 2, children are no longer so impressed by anyone in authority; they see that there are different sides to any issue (Crain, 1985). In the conventional level at stages 3 and 4 children think as members of society with the same values, norms, and expectations.…

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