Find an example of a high-profile incident in which the actions and/or decisions of one or more individuals in the public safety field left citizens questioning the ethics of the action/decision and write a case study about that incident.
Your study should address at least the following:
Who were the stakeholders potentially impacted by the actions/decisions?
What arguments might those involved have made that their actions were ethical
Be sure to consider various ethical frameworks when considering this question–for example:
From a utilitarian perspective, he or she might have argued that…
From a deontological perspective, he or she might argue…
Considering virtue ethics, he or she might argue…
Explain why the actions made were or were not ethical. Be sure to explain the academic definition you’re using as a baseline for this part of the discussion
How different actions by public safety administrators may have shaped the outcome of the incident or the perception of the public concerning either the ethics of the decision and/or the appropriateness of the organization’s reaction to it. For example (not all-inclusive), might better hiring standards or increased ethical training has impacted the situation–might more swift action to support or condemn the individual(s) had a positive impact on the public’s perception of the individual(s) or organization.
The body of the Case Study shall be 8-10 pages, excluding other material such as the cover page, abstract, table of contents, graphics and tables, and references.
The Case Study Paper shall contain:
Body of Paper (8-to-10 pages)
The paper shall be formatted as follows:
APA 7th edition
1 inch margins
12 point font, either New Times Roman or Arial font style
Double spaced, making sure there are no “extra” spaces in between paragraphs
Properly formatted Section headings as appropriate
In the following descending order of preference, information sources must be either peer-reviewed articles, government reports, or other sources approved by your instructor. Internet information sources from other than authoritative sources are discouraged.