Ethics Ethics

Ethics Ethics

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Ethics

Ethics

Thefather is faced with two incidences of dilemma namely stealing andwatching his family die of starvation. It is morally wrong to stealirrespective of the situation. It is also wrong to watch someonestarve when there is a solution. Thedetermination of an ethical deed or action requires an assessment ofwhether the deed is morally good, right, follows the establishedrules and effects to the community. Ethical perspectives have beenused to determine whether something is right or wrong.An individual tends to undertake morally right actions. First, theaction on stealing is immoral and does not follow the establishedrules in the society. Stealing is a crime irrespective of themagnitude or intentions. If an action does not follow the rules or isimmoral, it cannot be considered ethical (Pollock,2012).

Iconsider that the father should not steal to satisfy the needs of hissiblings and end up being punished by law. Stealing will not solvethe solution as the family will still need food in the future. Theconsequences of stealing are more as the father and his family willsuffer. The community will also feel that the societal rules havebeen disregarded. Stealing will have more negative effects to mostmembers hence it cannot be considered as a good option. Letting thefamily starve will only hurt the members hence would be a betteralternative than stealing. The father will also have been accused ofnot providing for his family. While it is ethically wrong to let thefamily starve, it is morally wrong to steal considering theestablished laws. Stealing will result in severe punishment on thefather irrespective of the reasons for his actions (Pollock,2012).

Reference

Pollock,J. M. (2012). Ethicaldilemmas and decisions in criminal justice.Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.