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This article is designed to introduce scholars to moral decision-making within the felony justice method. Its maximum strengths are its balanced insurance of one) all 3 segments of the CJ system-police, courts, and corrections-and 2) either philosophical principles/theories and hands-on legal justice matters and functions.

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Newbury Park, CA: Sage. , and Muraskin, M. 2001. Morality and the Law. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall. Solomon, R. 2006. The Big Questions: A Short Introduction to Philosophy. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. © Time Life Pictures/Getty Images One’s ethics and morals, at times, may lead to expressing one’s views and disagreeing with others, such as these conscientious objectors. 2 Determining Moral Behavior Ethical Systems Deontological and Teleological Ethical Systems Other Ethical Systems Other Methods of Ethical Decision Making Relativism and Absolutism Toward a Resolution: Situational Ethics Resulting Concerns Conclusion Key Terms act utilitarianism cultural relativism deontological ethical system egoism enlightened egoism ethical formalism ethical system ethics of care ethics of virtue explication generalization principle hypothetical imperative imperative principle moral pluralism natural law principle of forfeiture principle of the golden mean psychological egoism religious ethics rule utilitarianism situational ethics social contract theory teleological ethical system utilitarian principle utilitarianism 33 34 CHAPTER 2 Determining Moral Behavior Chapter Objectives 1.

The Supreme Court held that the federal laws “trumped” California law. Policy: Federal drug officials made it clear that they would enforce the federal laws against doctors and medical co-ops that distributed the drugs. State officials were upset that the mandate of the people was overturned by the Supreme Court, but had no power to control federal law enforcement. Individual ethics: Some people, including doctors, decided to continue their distribution and use of marijuana, thereby setting the scene for arrests.

If your answer is no, explain why. 8. What are the elements of a crime? What are the levels of legal culpability? Do they match moral culpability? 9. Define regulations, standards, and guidelines. What is the difference in the punishments for a violation of these rules and the punishments for lawbreaking? 10. What is the difference between an ethical issue and an ethical dilemma? What are the steps in analyzing an ethical dilemma? Discussion Questions 1. Should we be concerned with a politician who has extramarital affairs?

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