Consequentialism and Ethical Decision Making
Based on your readings for this week write a response in at least 250-300 words to the following prompt:
A police officer close to retirement is training a rookie cop. Their shift is over and they are returning to the precinct. Suddenly, they spot several teenagers smoking marijuana. Using each approach to consequentialist decision-making (ethical egoism, contractualism, and utilitarianism), explain how the officers’ choice not to pursue the matter is (or is not) ethical behavior
Williams, C. R., & Arriago, B. A. (2012).
Ethics, crime, and criminal justice (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.