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    • Chapter 2 Ethics in our Law
    • 2-1: What is Ethics?
      • Ethics
        • What is Right or Wrong
      • Ethical Decisions follow Three Elements:
        • Decision about Right or Wrong
        • Decision is Reasoned
        • Decision is Impartial
    • 2-2: Right and Wrong Reasoning
      • Ethical Reasoning based on Consequences
        • Describe Alternative Actions
        • Forecast Consequences
        • Evaluate Consequences (“The Good”)
      • Fundamental Ethical Rules (Acts of Right v. Wrong)
        • Decisions Based on Authority
        • Decisions Based on Reasoning (Universalizing)
    • 2-3: Ethics in our Law
      • Majority Rule – Majority of individuals determine Right v. Wrong
      • Civil Rights – Right or Wrong actions of the Government in terms of others (Women, Minorities, Subgroups, etc.)
      • Most laws reflect the ethics of the people
      • Integrity: The capacity to do what is right, even when pressured
    • Expressing Dissatisfaction in the Ethics of the Law
      • Civil Disobedience: Open, peaceful, violation of a law to protest its alleged injustice
        • See Page 28
      • Scofflaws: Persons who do not respect law. Openly violate laws