Whistle-blowing in Modern Politics Introduction-What is Whistleblowing and how is it categorized? The term “whistle-blower” is a combination of two words - “Whistle” and “Blower”. It refers to a person who blows the whistle (or brings the attention) like an umpire, a referee or a traffic policeman to indicate foul play, illegal or dishonest behaviour, wrongdoing, misconduct, corruption, fraud etc. Whistleblower is someone willing to expose secrets.
Details will be discussed further in the next argument. 3. The leaking of NSA information made terrorists informed of the counter terrorism measures of the United States of
The Crucible is an allegory to the Red Scare for many reasons, but one is that they are both run by lies spread by people to put themselves out of harm's way. The Crucible was written and used to express what was going on during this period with the Red Scare. “They were hounded by law enforcement… and fired them from their jobs” because of what they believed in their rule of terrorism, in The Crucible where people were hung because of their beliefs. Another example of The Crucible being an allegory to the Red Scare is how in The Crucible, Abigail Williams was over exaggerating her statement that she could see and talk to the devil. Just like how “McCarthy and Hoover… exaggerating that possibility” in the Red Scare.
Because of the fake account, CNNMoney spoke with several former Wells Fargo employees who attempted to report the illegal tactics, but faced harsh punishment by the organization. These whistleblowers used the appropriate channels to report the wrongdoing and suffered retaliation that ranged from a hostile work environment to termination of employment from Wells Fargo. The suppression of whistleblowing by Wells Fargo could result in legal consequences for the executives for any retaliation that occurred against employees who called the ethics hotline to report the illegal
Berger states: "The important public policy which underlies this tradition—the right to counsel—would be gravely jeopardized if every lawyer who takes an "unpopular" case, civil or criminal, would automatically become fair game for irresponsible reporters and editors who might, for example, describe the lawyer as a "mob mouthpiece" for representing a client with a serious prior criminal record, or as an "ambulance chaser" for representing a claimant in a personal injury
However, hesitation by an officer could lead to the loss of evidence vital to the prosecution of the alleged perpetrator who was at the center of the controversy. Law Enforcement Officers are charged
In a professional context, committing plagiarism can also have unfortunate consequences. For example, in the case of a journalist, writer, or researcher, their credibility and reputation can be seriously damaged. They can also get fired and be legally prosecuted, facing fines or even
Snowden is called a whistle-blower which is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “a person who informs on a person or organization regarded as engaging in an unlawful or immoral activity”. Although this definition highlights the fact that he revealed the potentially unlawful and immoral activity conducted by the National Security Agency, some critics perceive Snowden to be a traitor and therefore thoroughly un-American. These recent events, such as the revealing of Mrs. Merkel 's phone tapping, have torn the world and started a never ending discussion: was Edward Snowden 's release of secret and/or classified information to the general public a betrayal on the state or a blessing to
Virtue ethics is more about ‘being’ whereas moral ethics is more about ‘doing’ (Rondall, 2014). In order to act and behave in a morally correct way, one has to have a character and virtues that will support it. Being a virtuous person will enable you to act according to moral principle; however you cannot act according to moral principle and do your duty if you do not have the virtues that allow for this. Kant suggests that good will is achieved through intent, contributing to the argument that one cannot act morally if their intentions have ulterior motives (Rondall, 2014). The motivation behind duty is having the respect for moral law, thus inferring that one has to have respect which is gained through practice, learnt by habituation and taught from example (Johnson & Cureton, 2016).
Many people’s perception of the police is that they are corrupt. In Kevin Grant’s Article Ethic and Law Enforcement, Grant states, “it also constitutes one of the most significant obstacles to positive police-public relations in today’s society.” Recently displayed in the media has been the corruption or appearance of corruption of police departments all over the country. Grant’s list, which includes, acceptance of gratuities, association with known criminals without a supervisor’s knowledge or consent, disclosing confidential information to unauthorized persons, disclosing information about ongoing investigations, falsifying documents, sexual or ethnic harassment of citizens, co-workers, or subordinates, and failure to protect and follow
This can range from courtroom misconduct to threatening or tampering with witnesses. According to Center for Prosecutor Integrity (CPI), the most common times of violations done by prosecutors are: “Failure to disclose exculpatory evidence, use of inadmissible or false evidence/lack of candor to the court, plea bargain offense, inflammatory statements/witness harassment, mischaracterizing the evidence, and vouching.” Prosecutors have ethical mandates that they must obey, if not, that is where the misconduct comes in. And act of prosecutorial misconduct will violate both legal and professional codes (prosectorialsaccountabilty.com). Levy, the prosecutor in Krone’s case, helped send and innocent man to dead row for something he did not commit.
After these local officials are deputized, they help raid worksites sometimes armed with a warrant and often conducted in a dragnet fashion by blocking the exits and discriminatorily questioning those who looked foreign or spoke with a foreign accent. These raids target people based on their appearance or accent. The abusive tactics that characterize an immigration raid inevitably entangle citizens who are not and should not be required to carry with them their naturalization papers, or to retrieve them from home to satisfy an agent of the government. These practices are inconsistent with the principles that underlie the Fourth & Fifth Amendment, the equal protection component of the Due Process clause, and the most basic notion of privacy: the right to be left alone (Shahani, Aarti, and
The effect of this story is how the people are risking their lives; they are put in danger because they are taking blame for something they didn’t do. The text claims “Mr. Putnam, I have here an accusation
I believe this will be an ethical dilemma to deal. When my desire as the worker is to help the client work to the best of his/her interest and the need to respect his right to act in a way that the client feels best for him, may interfere with my job. Also, I consider confidentiality