What Are Ethical Dilemmas

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I believe that public servants should be sensitive to ethical issues because they need to know how to handle ethical demands with discretion, good judgment and to prevent abuse of power. Public servants must be held by higher standards because the ethical demands that are given to them are different than those of the public. Public servants are “professionals who are paid by the public and whose jobs entail pursuing the public good.” (Joycelyn Pollock, Ethical Dilemmas and Decisions in Criminal Justice, pg 105.) “We study ethics to sensitize students to ethical issues and provide tools to help identify and resolve the ethical dilemmas they may face in their professional lives.” (Joycelyn Pollock, Ethical Dilemmas and Decisions in Criminal Justice, pg 6, para. 3.)
Morals are principles in what is “right” or “wrong” in human behavior. Example of morals would be someone deciding whether to help the poor. Ethics are defined as the determination of what good and bad “evil” and defining moral duties. Ethics are used
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The three actions are that you should do your duty, act in a way you want everyone else to act, and don’t use people. Act utilitarianism is defined as the goodness of an action by measuring the good for all but only for that certain act and without regard for future actions. Rule utilitarianism is the goodness of an act by measuring the utility of that action when it is made into a rule for behavior. The difference in the two terms is that act utilitarianism the value of the actions isn’t judged. The rule utilitarianism is that the action is judged in reference to the precedent it sets. An example would be an individual stealing food because they are starving. The value of the action of survival would outweigh the price of the items they stole but the rule utilitarianism will not acknowledge the

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