Solving an ethical dilemma

Solving an ethical dilemma

topic : Solving an ethical dilemma

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Solving an ethical dilemma

1. Review Chapter 14 in the Banks textbook. Read the discussion case at the end of the chapter:

Apply the general steps on how to analyze or solve an ethical dilemma
Explain the virtue approach and
Apply the specific steps for a virtue approach to the discussion case.
Be sure to explain whether Marks should accept the plea bargain offered. Fully support your position based on the virtue approach.
*Review Case Study 14.1 for an example answer.

2. Review Chapter 15 in the Banks textbook. Using the previous discussion case from question 1:

Explain the ethical egoism approach
Apply the specific steps for the ethical egoism approach to the discussion case from Chapter 14.
Be sure to explain whether Marks should accept the plea bargain offered. Fully support your position based on the ethical egoism approach.
*Review Case Study 15.1 for an example answer.

3. Review Chapters 16 & 17 in the Banks textbook. Read the discussion case at the end of chapter 17.

Apply the general steps on how to analyze or solve an ethical dilemma
Explain the ethic of care approach.
Apply the specific steps for the ethic of care approach to the discussion case.
Be sure to explain what Chief Bloom should do to resolve the situation using the ethic of care approach.
*Review Case Study 17.1 for an example of how to do this assignment. Do NOT use bullet points (like the case study did).
HINT: Look at my notes in the power points dealing with the theories for each discussion case.

FYI: This assignment will be around 5-8 pages in length. Be sure to be detailed for each step,

Example outline for question #1
* Identify that there is an ethical dilemma and state the dilemma from the discussion case
* Identify the facts and circumstances of the incident
* Identify facts relevant to the decision that has to be made
* Identify values related to the issue and the workplace from the prosecutor’s point of view
* Explain the various options
* Explain the virtue approach
* Discuss what kind of person Marks should become to be the best person he can be in a prosecutor’s role.
* Discuss which virtues will allow Marks to become the best prosecutor he can become. Identify which virtues he must practice in this situation and explain why they are relevant to his goals of becoming virtuous (i.e., developing good moral character, including integrity, honesty, compassion, courage, duty, etc.)
* Discuss which option allows Marks to practice these virtues. Explain how this option will enable Marks to practice these virtues and why the other options would not.
* Explain how Marks will practice these virtues until they become a habit and part of his character
* Explain whether or not Marks should accept the plea bargain offered. Fully support your position based on the virtue approach.

Example outline for question #2
* Explain ethical egoism
* Identify and explain which act would most benefit Marks. Explain how and why.
* Identify and explain how and why Marks’ self-interest will best be promoted.
* Identify and explain what is the most ethical course of action that is best for Marks. Explain how and why.
* Identify and explain whether others will benefit from what would most benefit Marks. Explain how and why.
* Explain whether or not Marks should accept the plea bargain offered. Fully support your position based on the ethical egoism approach.

Example outline for #3
* Identify that there is an ethical dilemma and state the dilemma
* Identify the facts and circumstances of the incident
* Identify facts relevant to the decision that has to be made.
* Identify values related to the issue and the workplace.
* Explain the ethic of care approach
* Explain the options involved.
* Identify all the particular relationships involved and state them as relationships (i.e., offender and the community; victim and her family, etc.).
* Apply the first option and then state how each relationship is affected. Next, state what harm is caused to each relationship by this option, explaining the nature of the harm.
* Apply the second option and then state how each relationship is affected. Next, state what harm is caused to each relationship by this option, explaining the nature of the harm.
* Explain what Chief Bloom should decide to do based on the ethic of care theory.

Chapter 14 case study:

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