Houndode, Anthonia - Role of Police Debate Prep -...

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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? The Police Officer would do what is in the best interest of everybody that they are encountering. The Police Officer would do what benefits him most. Police officers should do to others what they would be allowed to be done to them. Example 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? The power of a Police Officer should benefit the majority of people in the situation (except the criminal of course) The power of a Police

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