Examples Of Ethical Issues In Up And Vanished Podcast

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In the Up and Vanished podcast, an ethical dilemma arises involving law enforcement once it is stated that the police officer from Perry was at the crime scene. Tara Grinstead’s parents were very concerned about not hearing from Tara on that Sunday after she had supposedly made it home Saturday night. Due to their concern, they asked one of their friends who happened to be a police officer to travel to Tara’s house and check up on her. This officer visited Tara’s house and knocked on her door. When he received no response, he left his card in the door and left. I find this as an ethical dilemma because he made little to no effort in checking up on Tara. Also, there was a glove found outside of her house and if he would have paid enough attention, …show more content…

According to the sixth amendment, every person facing trial is to be ensured a fair one. When it is established that Ryan Duke would be facing murder charges for the death of Tara Grinstead, most would assume that his trial will be held in the county where the crime was committed. A judge is faced with the decision on whether the trial should be held in a different county to avoid bias. If the trial were to be held in the county the crime was committed, there would be an ample amount of bias showed toward Ryan Duke. Many of the people from the area wanted answers to Tara’s murder and someone to blame it on. It would be best to move Ryan Duke’s trial to a different county so that it would be fair and …show more content…

They would see that it be their duty and obligation as a judge to provide Ryan Duke with his fair trial that is promised by the Bill of Rights. A deontologist acts solely on the moral obligations that comes with their position. In this case, the deontologist would take the role of the judge which includes the obligations of one. A theorist who focuses on the principle of utility would be considered a consequentialist. The principle of utility intends “to produce the greatest happiness for everyone affected” (Banks, 2017, p. 352). For a judge who is a consequentialist, they would approach this dilemma very differently then that of a deontologist. The judge would find it fit to keep the trial in the county where the crime was committed. This would be to provide happiness to the greater number of people. This happiness would be directed toward everyone affected by the case such as the family of Tara

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