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Nicole Rivera Written Case Analysis 6 11. In studying the subculture of a particular group, a sociologist must be accepted by the people and gain their trust. One such researcher is studying the people in an urban slum. She learns through their confidence that certain members of the community are involved in a car-theft ring. She does not report them to the police. In the case, the parties involved include the sociologist, people in the urban slum, and the police while the involved moral issue is the failure of the sociologist to report the car-theft ring to the relevant law enforcement officers. The action violates the code of ethics for collective social responsibility. Doing so jeopardizes the needs of society. One importance of undertaking a study within the society is to uncover unknown characteristics, both positive and negative. In this case, the sociologist fails to report the crime at the expense of gaining trust and confidence among the society members, which will have long-term effects. Even though the sociologist has no legal

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