A police officer close to retirement is training a rookie cop. Their shift is over and they are returning to the precinct. Suddenly, they spot several teenagers smoking marijuana. Using each approach to consequentialist decision-making (ethical egoism, contractualism, and utilitarianism), explain how the officers’ choice not to pursue the matter is (or is not) ethical behavior.
Consequentialism and Ethical Decision Making
Do you believe the screening process you speak of in the last paragraph would work to lower these numbers?
The better we screen applicants, the better choices we may or may not have, but we certainly could weed out those “bad apples” prior to their employment.
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