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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