Ethical Dilemma Worksheet

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Ethical Dilemma Worksheet Incident Review 1. What is the ethical issue or problem? Identify the issue succinctly. The officers know (by the hood of the car being warm, staggering up to the door) that the husband was driving the station wagon while intoxicated but did not witness him driving and most likely he in fact had hit his wife, however they is not sign of injury on the wife. As for the husband he failed an in field sobriety test and shows signs of intoxication and was 2 times the legal limit. The officers cannot arrest the husband for driving while intoxicated or hitting his wife because the laws state there has to be signs of injury on the victim and they did not witness the husband driving the car. They could say they seen the husband driving up to the home, they could say they seen him fighting with his wife but this would be unethical. Officer Nixon with his experience could trick the husband into admitting he had been driving, but this is a fine line on ethical vs. public and individuals safety. 2. What are the most important facts? 3. Which facts have the most bearing on the ethical decision presented? 4. Include any important potential economic, social, or political pressures, and exclude inconsequential facts. There is knowledge the husband did drive the car and was twice the legal limit; the hood still warm, he was walking up the sidewalk from the car dropped something picked it up and placed in front pocket then when asked to empty his pockets the item was keys. The ethical decision is that the officers cannot arrest the husband without an unethical decision, this being they must lie about seeing the husband drive up and park the car. This would get the husband out of the home and off the road but open up the officers and department for a possible law suit form the wife and husband. If the officers do not

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