The Ethics Of A Situation Officer 's Face Essay

716 Words Mar 21st, 2016 3 Pages
Formalism. According to Albanese (2014), Emmanuel Kant creation of deontological ethics means the ethics of a process is driven, either it accommodates to or breaches a moral basis. Deontology plays a very important role in law enforcement. The ethical intent when determining and accessing a situation officer’s face is important when trying to solve the outcome. Kant believed the main primary focus was the action not the outcome or end result. However in law enforcement the end result is key for the justice system. Officer’s take an oath to protect and serve this is their duty. Regardless if they want to or not this is the obligation they took on, by not abiding by their duty they will face consequences. By law the Chief had to stop and render aid it was his duty to do so. As he did, followed the consequences. According to Isaacs (2014), without a conclusion belief, deontology is just a theory of righteousness and immorality which serves as no purpose to people putting forth the effort to make a determination on what to do. To sum it up if there is no theory behind a decision than deontological ethics have no good intent or purpose. There always has to be a decision theory when ethics are involved. In this case of the Chief and Lawyer the deontological theory that can help Houston’s top cop in moral dilemma is if the lead investigator reveals all the information to the public such as how far off the curb was the lawyer before he was hit, was he talking on his cell phone and…

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