ethics of modern government policies

Ethics is the discipline of determining good and evil and defining our moral duties. They can be in the form of ancient religions, philosophers or science and research.
Here are four hypothetical scenarios where police officers make questionable and/or illegal decisions.
Your assignment is to justify the actions of these officers by applying TWO ethical approaches from the following list:
1. During an undercover operation to take down a cartel of criminals that make and sell a drug that kills thousands of kids each week. While rising through the ranks of the cartel you were required to torture and kill an innocent informant.
2. You have almost certain knowledge that a man you have arrested has robbed and killed before and not been convicted. During his recent arrest for murder you discovered proof of his innocence in the present crime and destroyed this evidence so that he would be convicted and pay for his previous crimes.
3. After stopping a fellow police officer for a DUI, you do not report his/her intoxication. You have known the officer since the academy and know them to be a good officer and parent. You know a DUI will ruin this officer’s life, so you drive them home and put them to bed.
4. You are a good cop, but from college, the academy, and some ill-fated investments you have accumulated debts that you cannot repay and soon your spouse and children will lose your home. You discover that one of your confidential informants on the street possesses 50 kilos of pure cocaine. Personally you do not believe that drugs are inherently bad or that people should go to prison for drug crimes. You do not arrest him and instead make an agreement to quickly sell the kilos and split the profits.
Your assignment is to justify the actions of these officers by applying TWO ethical approaches from the following list:
● Ethical Formalism and deontological ethical systems
● Utilitarianism/teleological ethical systems
● The Ethics of Care
● Psychological/enlightened Egoism
● The Principle of Forfeiture
● Situational Ethics
● Substantive Justice
● The Cop code
● Moral Pluralism
● Cultural Relativism.
● Peacemaking Justice
● Religious Ethics
You must make it clear which two approaches you are making to justify each numbered scenario. And you can only apply each ethical approach once in the paper. DO NOT USE THE SAME ETHICAL APPROACH TWICE
Here is an example of the proper format:
Scenario number one can be justified using the (IN BOLD AND CAPS) ___________________ ethical approach. The _____________approach dictates that decisions must be based on ________________________. And when the officer tortured and killed the innocent informant he knew that ____________________________ and therefore this goal/decision was consistent with the ethical approach. Another reason the ________________________ ethical approach justifies the officer’s actions is because under the circumstances __________.
The second ethical approach that would justify scenario number one is (IN BOLD AND CAPS) ______________ ethical approach. The _____________approach dictates that decisions must be based on ________________________. And when the officer tortured and killed the innocent informant he knew that ____________________________ and therefore this goal/decision was consistent with the ethical approach. Another reason the ________________________ ethical approach justifies the officer’s actions is because under the circumstances __________.
In this paper I want to see you reflect your understanding of these concepts by making strong arguments as to why the officer would be justified by the 8 approaches you choose.

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