Professional Ethics Case Study

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The fundamental ethical principles like no maleficence, faithfulness and justice are the key guideposts. Some ethical Problems arise in the case of Charlie Upton and the 12-years old boy. The first problem arising is the emotional and physical harm caused on the child by the sexual abuse. Tim Bell then refuses to sign the payment to Upton based on the fact that it would be rewarding a molester. It is legal that Upton’s labor contract dues to be paid by the village, and the crime committed should not delay the payment. However, Bell believed that rewarding Upton with the $26,000 was unethical. Bell argues that Upton will only be paid after a judge orders Bell to pay.
Bell also refuses to put back Upton in uniform in the village patrol car as
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These solutions in many cases have the managers held to be accountable. According to “The Responsible Administrator” by Terry Cooper, responsibility is key to administration as well as municipal ethics. The public officials require ethics as focal since thy have discretion and multiple roles as Cooper, (2012) depicts. The public officials should therefore always think in an ethical manner. They must develop an ethical problem thinking skill in the relation of a working professional ethics. The official can then see the unforeseen consequences of his or her actions. This will help them preserve the principles of the ICMA code of ethics. Thus, the manager should look into the failures of the official’s responsibility in making an ethical …show more content…
Upton was given the responsibility of protecting the children yet he was the prey to the children. He broke the moral rule of the child protection from all harm including the sexual abuse. That is why Bell declined to pay Upton’s dues from the labor contract. By breaking the moral rules then a manager is liable in punishing the official as they go against the common public good. That is also why Bell did not allow Charlie back to patrol and the village car as he reasoned keeping him away was for the benefit of the public.
The above said alternatives can pass the 60-minute test by Terry Cooper as the administrator (Tim Bell) self-confidence and knowledge were visible in the case. He gave an explanation as to why the decision goes giving Upton the car back was relevance as he was a molester. The other council members were salivating to jump in denials of the Upton’s innocence. The cooper’s paradigm thus will help in giving the wise and reasoned decision. The best decisions are unpopular with some stakeholders as seen by the three council members, and thus the alternative on providing clarity on others passes the 60-minute

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