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Discuss the ethical issues in criminology. Cover the following topics: what to study, whom to study, how to study.

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In reference to ethical issues involving criminology, there exists potential conflicts of interests when criminologists are funded by government entities to research improprieties that are allegedly occurring in the government agency that is funding the research study. In addition, ethical issues are present within the criminology community regarding the significant percentage of research funding that comes from state and local governments. The reliance upon these forms of funding could compromise the research because researchers (criminologists) could feel compelled ...

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The Major Ethical Systems

1. Ethical formalism: What is good is that which conforms to the categorical imperative.
2. Utilitarianism: What is good is that which results in the greatest utility for the imperative.
3. Religion: What is good is that which conforms to God's will.
4. Natural law: What is good is that which is natural.
5. Ethics of virtue: What is good is that which conforms to the Golden Mean.
6. Ethics of care: What is good is that which meets the needs of those concerned.
7. Egoism: What is good is that which benefits me.

* Compare and Contrast deontological and teleological ethical systems.
* Provide examples and descriptions of the seven major ethical systems (above).
* Determine whether you believe each system to be deontological or teleological.
* Identify which system most closely matches your own beliefs and explain why.

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