Select a case study from the Ethics and The Courts section of Case Studies in Cr


Select a case study from the Ethics and The Courts section of Case Studies in Criminal Justice Ethics. Discuss the case using one ethical system and one concept of justice. Select a different case study than you have used previously. Select a different ethical system and concept of justice than you have used previously to the extent possible. Do not use utilitarianism as both your concept of justice and ethical system. The more you practice discussing different ethical systems and concepts of justice, the stronger your ethical framework will be.
Identify the facts, including all parties involved. Indicate the rights and responsibilities of each party.
Identify relevant values, concepts, social constraints, and any additional information necessary for an accurate understanding of the case.
Identify all possible ethical dilemmas for each party involved.
Decide what the most immediate ethical issue facing the decision-making individual is.
Describe one ethical system and apply it to this case.
Describe one concept of justice and apply it to this case.
Resolve the ethical or moral dilemma using the ethical system and concept of justice you described.
Use evidence from the text, lecture, or outside sources to support your claims.
Writing the Case Study Analysis
Getting Started
Outline your essay
Make your decision
Critically analyze the case, determine the potential courses of action, and — most importantly — take a clear and decisive position with respect to what you would do based on a particular ethical system if you were one of the lead characters in this case.
Weigh the pros and cons. Show pros outweigh the cons from the perspective of the ethical system you selected.
Mindset of the Paper
If the case study you select does not indicate who you are in relation to the case, take the role of one of the lead characters in the case – this will allow you to write with authority on the topic.
Assume the audience knows nothing about the case.
View your paper as a “position paper.” Although it includes “explanation,” your task is to understand the context, evaluate the evidence, and then decide the appropriate course of action based on the ethical system you select, which you support through arguments and counter-arguments.
Take a clear and decisive position –what would you do if you were one of the lead characters in this case based on the ethical system you select?
Answer the prompt:
Select one ethical framework and one concept of justice. This should be the bulk of your paper. Almost all of your paper should be devoted to explaining the ethical framework underlying your decision, but you will use this particular case to explain that system.
You should spend considerable time explaining the ethical system, elaborating on the ethical system, and applying it to the particular case.
Likewise, you should spend considerable time and space explaining, elaborating on, and applying a concept of justice to this case.
Remember that this is an ethics course. You should demonstrate that you understand the ethical systems and concepts of justice in depth.
Identify the facts, including all parties involved and their rights and responsibilities. After identifying the facts objectively, state how that ethical framework and concept of justice would frame those facts.
Identify the salient ethical issues of the case according to the ethical system and concept of justice you selected.
Identify the relevant values, conceptual issues, social constraints, and any additional information necessary for an accurate understanding of the case from the perspective of the ethical system and concept of justice you selected.
Formulate possible courses of action based on the ethical system and concept of justice you selected. Explain the possible courses of action appropriate for this ethical system and concept of justice.
Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of those actions according to the ethical system and concept of justice you selected, indicating which course of action the ethical system and concept of justice indicate you would choose and why.
Provide your evaluation; do not regurgitate others’ opinions. Use appropriate sources to support your position.
Evidence:
Find at least ONE peer-reviewed journal article (more is better) and incorporate the findings from those articles to support your position on this case.
The peer-reviewed journal article can relate: to cases or topics similar to this, to the ethical system you select, to the concept of justice you select, or to any other aspect that will help support your decision.
Use these facts/sources to convince your peers and me of your ethical point of view.
Your sources can be used at different points throughout the paper, as they support your argument about the ethics of this case.
Cite your sources in the text and list them in the bibliography.


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