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History and Contemporary Ethics- Forensic Psychology

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A description of each of the two historical occurrences that you believe influence contemporary ethics. Then, explain how each occurrence is reflected in or influences ethics today. Use examples and be specific.

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Dear Student,
Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. They are sourced from the history of the practice. Obviously, much has happened but I think these 2 are among the most relevant. I suggest using this simple outline:

1. Overview - 100 words
2. Event 1 - 150 words
3. Event 2 - 150 words

This outline should yield around 400 words which should cover what you need. Just let me know via the feedback section if you need further clarification. You can use the listed resources to further explore the topic. All the best with your studies.
AE 105878/Xenia Jones

Ethics in Practice: Events

The importance of installing ethical code in practice has always been seen as essential in preserving morality and social standards in practice for the benefit of the field and of society. But a specific ethical code to practice, while expected to be among professional standards has not always been mandated. There have been certain events that led organizations like the American Psychological Association and corresponding government and social institutions to move towards mandated ethics so as to set standards and create that baseline of professional behavior to protect patients and professionalism. Two of these are discussed below.

1. Event 1 - The Tuskegee 1930's Syphilis experiment: According to CNN (Landau, 2010), "n 1926, syphilis was seen as a ...

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) on the topic of events that influenced the mandate of ethical code in practice. 2 events are discussed. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.