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ADJ 235 Week 8- - Running head PERSONAL ETHICAL STANDARDS Personal Ethical Standards Ronda White ADJ 235 University of Phoenix Axia College

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Running head: PERSONAL ETHICAL STANDARDS 1 Personal Ethical Standards Ronda White ADJ 235 University of Phoenix, Axia College January 24, 2011 Facilitator, George DeAngelis
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PERSONAL ETHICAL STANDARDS 2 Personal Ethical Standards The situation described is likely one that prison guards are faced with on a regular basis. If I were placed in this situation, I would not mail the letter for the inmate because even honorable intentions may not mean that these intentions are always the wisest decisions to make (Wilton, K. 2008). I came to this decision after carefully weighing the pros and cons. I tend to follow Deontological moral systems that include an ethical formalism line of thinking; moral actions are universal (About, 2009). This suggests that if I mail a letter for one inmate, I would have to do it for others as well. This action would lead to severe punishment if I was caught and I could possibly endanger other officers and inmates. If the letters were to contain information on a plotted attack I will not be aware if I did not read them, and if I were to read them coming
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2011 for the course ADJ 235 taught by Professor Bill during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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ADJ 235 Week 8- - Running head PERSONAL ETHICAL STANDARDS Personal Ethical Standards Ronda White ADJ 235 University of Phoenix Axia College

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