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Ethics

Ethics

In line with John Kleinig

about Ethics in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

Ethical issues infuse all human interactions, especially those in which human interests are at stake. The powers vested in law enforcement personnel, coupled with the complex and exigent circumstances under which they might be employed, make ethical decision making of critical importance, not only to those immediately involved but also to the maintenance of public authority. At its most fundamental level, ethics is concerned with how humans should live-that is, how they ought to manage their lives and relate to each other and the world around them. Construed in this way, ethical concerns have a certain normative priority in decision making, functioning as a standard against which other forms of human activity and decision making are to be measured-law, politics, economics, sport, and so forth. Therefore, ethical decision making tends to be universalizable in ways that other forms of decision making are not.