Rivera, Carlos - Role of Police Debate Prep - Instructions...

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Instructions: Respond to the following questions based on each of the three moral philosophies that we’ve covered. What is the appropriate role of police in our society? Why? Moral Philosophy: Utilitarianism Ethical Egoism Kant’s Moral Realism What would their response be, based on that philosophy? They should do their job correctly. Both arresting bad people as well as stop harassing people. They shouldn’t do things in which make them look better then others. Cops don’t realize that they are doing this wrong. They should treat other with respect so that they can get the same amount or even get more respect. How much power should they have? What should they be able to do? Why? Moral Philosophy: Utilitarianism Ethical Egoism Kant’s Moral Realism What would their response be, based on that philosophy? They should have enough power to do whatever it takes to protect the innocent people. This is so everyone is out of harm’s way.

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