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Ethical Law Worksheet Essay

  • Submitted by: eshatheone
  • on June 18, 2012
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 652 words

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1. What is the ethical issue or problem? Identify the issue succinctly.

The issue is that the female called the police for a domestic dispute against her husband and report that he is fighting her. The issue succinctly is that the officers observed the man putting the kesy in his pocket as he was walking up to the door staggering.

2. What are the most important facts? Which facts have the most bearing on the ethical decision presented? Include any important potential economic, social, or political pressures, and exclude inconsequential facts.
The important fact is that the officers were called for a domestic dispute between husband and wife; the wife claimed that her husband hit her, then later decided not to press charges. The most important facts are that the female decided not to press charges against her husband for some unknown reason. Also she was asked if her husband   was driving she said no, but when the officer touched the vehicle it was warm, so the wife lied for her husband also he was intoxicated while driving.

3. Identify each claimant (key actor) who has an interest in the outcome of this ethical issue. From the perspective of the moral agent—the individual contemplating an ethical course of action—what obligation is owed to the claimant? Why?
(key actor) Obligation (owed to the claimant) Perspective (What does the claimant hope will happen?)
Wife To provide the officers with true facts about the situation She hopes that the officers will not arrest her husband.

Husband Not to get arrested. He hopes that he will not get arrested; although he tested .20 on the breathalyzer.

Evaluating Alternatives

4. What are two alternatives for the scenario? One alternative can be a wild card that you ordinarily may not consider an option because of potential implications. Both should be within free will and control of the same moral agent.
Alternative A Alternative B

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