Short paper assignment: Police
Analyze and resolve the ethical dilemma in a 3 or more (12 point font, double spaced, 1 inch margins) page paper using the steps on how to resolve a dilemma and cite APA. Use your book as a source and feel free to find other peer-reviewed external sources.
A mother has contacted you in distress as her 15 year old daughter has had sex with a 16 year old boy from her school. The mother believes the young boy should be prosecuted for having sex with an underage girl. The mother is very distressed and feels that her daughter has been taken advantage of. However the daughter and young boy state that it was a consenting decision.
Determine the facts (summarize).
What is the dilemma (state the dilemma)?
Possible decisions for the ethical actor (state and discuss).
Values related to the actor (state and discuss).
Ethical systems (discuss two contrasting ethical systems and compare/contrast them).
Resolve the dilemma (explain).