Kant on the Beat: Kantian Ethics and the Modern Police Officer

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Wednesday, March 30, 2022
6:00 - 8:00 PM ET


Learners will discuss the concepts of ethics, the importance of ethical decision-making, and the useful role of Kantian ethics in policing. Kantian ethics refers to a deontological ethical theory developed by German philosopher Immanuel Kant that is based on the notion that: "It is impossible to think of anything at all in the world, or indeed even beyond it, that could be considered good without limitation except a goodwill." By the end of this session, you will be able to define and identify the elements of ethics, discuss the components of the policing ethic, and identify and explain the importance of Kantian ethics in policing.

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Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here.

After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event

ABOUT Edward Doyle-Gillespie (A&S '04)

Edward Gillespie is a Baltimore City Police officer. A 16-year veteran of the force, he has worked in patrol, operations, and education among other specializations. Currently, he is engaged in the training, teaching, and planning of the BPD’s movement towards police reform. His books of poetry include Masala Tea and Oranges, On the Later Addition of Sancho Panza, Socorro Prophecy, and Aerial Act. His most recent title is Gentrifying the Plague House, an exploration of our world of social upheaval and pandemic. He is a former teacher who holds a BA in History from George Washington University, and a Master of Liberal Arts from Johns Hopkins University.

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 Event Date
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Start Time: 6:00pm EDT
End Time: 8:00pm EDT

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