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    Use Internet resources to address the following scenario:

    You are a correctional officer at the state prison. One of the inmates reveals to you his knowledge of the whereabouts of contraband in your facility. You promise the inmate—who has deceived you two times earlier—not to tell authorities about his involvement if he reveals the location of the contraband. After he provides you with the information, you reveal his involvement to the authorities.

    Using the concept of paradigms of laws and Kant's ethical formalism, write a justification report in Microsoft Word document. In your report, include:
    •The paradigm of law your actions define and give reasons.
    •A justification of whether you lied to the inmate.
    •How you treated the inmate—explaining whether you treated the inmate with respect.
    •An explanation of whether the actions would be considered universally acceptable.
    •An analysis of whether this is a form of retributive justice with reasons to support your analysis.
    •An analysis of Kant's ethical formalism in view of the given scenario.

    Support your responses with examples.

    Cite any sources in APA format.

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    http://philosophy.tamu.edu/~sdaniel/Notes/ethics3a.html
    http://www.jaapl.org/content/37/2/150.full
    You are a correctional officer at the state prison. One of the inmates reveals to you his knowledge of the whereabouts of contraband in your facility. You promise the inmate—who has deceived you two times earlier—not to tell authorities about his involvement if he reveals the location of the contraband. After he provides you with the information, you reveal his involvement to the authorities.

    •The paradigm of law your actions define and give reasons.

    The paradigm should be predicated upon the safety of the institution, which can be interpreted as ensuring that security functions are protected to prevent any threats to inmates, correctional staff, and the general public. Therefore, the correctional officer should ensure that their actions are in accordance with this paradigm, which is relative to interpretation in regard to any threats that are faced by the institution. In additional personal values and judgment will impact the decision-making process when there are no clear standards to guide the correctional officer's decision. In this particular scenario, which can result in different interpretations regarding the correct course of action to take.
    Therefore, because the inmate was involved in committing in-prison ...

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