The Fundamental Ethical Principles Like No Maleficence, And Justice Are The Key Guideposts

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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 ordered by the Council. He argued that it was unethical for the molester (Upton) to be put back in a village car. Bell would not allow Upton back to service of the youths and the community, as Upton was irresponsible and abusive to the young boys. The ethical problem arising here is the fact that Bell felt that Upton unethical behavior needed to be punished, whereas some council members and the public felt that it was unfair for Upton. Bell had to stand on his grounds on his stand.
Another ethical problem arising in the case is that of the social worker and the 12-years old boy. Some ethical dilemmas caused by the social worker on the reporting of the abuse due to the child’s physical harm. The action may be moral and yet illegal.…

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