Ethics and Leadership in Criminal

  • Question 1

    3 out of 3 points

    Which of the following statements about values is false?

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    The value of survival is unique to Western ethical systems.

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    The value of survival is unique to Western ethical systems.

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    That’s correct.

  • Question 2

    3 out of 3 points

    According to the text, humans are uniquely capable of behaving morally because of our capacity for ___________________.

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    Reason.

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    Reason.

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  • Question 3

    3 out of 3 points

    John, a mentally handicapped adult, is charged with arson. Upon hearing the court-appointed psychologist’s report and reviewing the defendant’s documented history of mental illness, the judge dismisses the criminal charges. By obtaining the facts and then using objective reasoning to most effectively reach a decision, the judge is exhibiting ______________________________.

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    Critical thinking.

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    Critical thinking.

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  • Question 4

    3 out of 3 points

    We usually discuss moral or immoral behavior only in cases in which the behavior significantly ___________________.

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    Affects another person or persons.

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    Affects another person or persons.

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  • Question 5

    3 out of 3 points

    Larry’s house has caught fire, and he is trapped inside. The neighbors called 911. Two firefighters and one of the neighbors (an accountant) entered the house in an attempt to save Larry. Another neighbor tore away the screening around Larry’s porch so that his dog could run to safety. The neighbor who tore away the screening hesitated at first because he was of the belief that it was wrong to destroy another’s property. At the same time, he also was of the belief that he should attempt to rescue the dog. These conflicting beliefs constituted a(n) _______________.

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    Ethical dilemma.

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    Ethical dilemma.

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  • Question 6

    3 out of 3 points

    ______________ actions that are commendable but not required in order for a person to be considered moral.

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    Supererogatories.

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    Supererogatories.

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  • Question 7

    3 out of 3 points

    According to the text, there are four elements to those behavioral decisions that can be judged under ethical standards. Which of the following is one of these elements?

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    Behavior must stem from free will in order to be judged under ethical standards.

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    Behavior must stem from free will in order to be judged under ethical standards.

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    That’s correct.

  • Question 8

    3 out of 3 points

    Which of the following situations is not an example of an ethical issue?

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    A prosecutor deciding which charges to file in a particular case.

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    A prosecutor deciding which charges to file in a particular case.

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    That’s correct.

  • Question 9

    2 out of 2 points

    The power and authority to choose one of two or more alternative behaviors is known as:

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    Discretion.

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    Discretion.

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  • Question 10

    2 out of 2 points

    Which of the following is not an example of an ethical issue as defined in the text?

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    How to punish one’s teenage child for skipping school.

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    How to punish one’s teenage child for skipping school.

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    That’s correct.

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