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Under what circumstances would criminal justice research be considered “unethical?”

A:  Best answer as selected by question asker. It certainly would depend on the kind of research you are conducting, but there are ethical and legal considerations to be thought through first before any information gathering takes place. Does the research violate a Constitutional right to privacy that is still guaranteed to the accused and the convicted?  Does the research intrude on the privacy and trauma of the victims, some of which are victims of violent crimes and assaults?  In that case, their rights as humans to heal and avoid any public humiliation possible would trump any need or right to conduct research.  Does the research involve crimes against minors?  Add another layer of privacy rights. Finally, while research can...

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Fired for talking about reporting unethical practices

A:  First of all, you weren't fired, you quit. You could try to make a case for UC benefits that the circumstances amounted to constructive termination but that's remote. Unfortunately, I doubt if anything you do with the labor board will help YOU, but there's a remote chance that if might bring some smoke down on the company if that's any satisfaction. Meantime, your efforts would be best spent on finding another job. Stuff like this happens to all of us on various occasions in our lives. "I just hate the fact that they can continue to take those kids tips and get away with the unethical things they are going to continue to do." They can't get away with stuff the "kids" don't let them get away with; they can file complaints with the labor board...

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My boss promoted me for being an "immoral opportunist"?

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Managment and ethics?

A:  The goal of any manager needs to be to get the job done. Reinforcing positive performance is always better than trying to punish poor performance, but sometimes there need to be consequences for performance and behavioral problems in the workplace. Steps to managing performance and behavior need to start with making sure each employee knows very clearly what is expected of them. If they don''t meet those expectations because they choose not to, they should probably be subject to some discipline. I''ll use an example of coming in late for work. If a person comes in materially late, I would call them into my office and ask why they are late. Everybody makes a mistake or has some situation arise that may cause them to be late once a month or so, so this is no big deal. If they come in late a...

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Ethical Issue w/ lawyer Giving False Information Knowingly--Q

A:  Since we have not seen the letter and gathered all of the facts you have chosen not to disclosed in your posting, one here can only guess what you call innacuracies, false accusations, correctness of information, etc... The best thing you can do is to take the letter and all the evidence you have to an attorney so s/he can evaluate it and advise you on how to proceed next. Good luck to you! Thank you for replying. I have been waiting for someone to give me an opinion all night long. Ok, to brief you on the topic. 1. Can you receive a legal document via email with an attached .pdf file as a "true" legal document? I thought you had to sign to receive it. 2. The name of the person making this complaint used an alias and not a legal name. In this aspect, the

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SCREWED OVER BY ATTORNEY.UNETHICAL HANDLING OF CLIENT

A:  I am pretty sure you can change attorneys any time you would like (despite the fact it may give everyone grief). It is quite a bit of work to "fire" a lawyer, but it is done all the time as far as I know. Naturally, you'll need a lawyer to replace the one you have now first, before firing him. If you change attorneys that can be reason to move a court date, so that the new lawyer can get up to speed. Do I understand correctly that your employer did not have workers comprehensive insurance covering you? If that is correct, I would imagine you can indeed sue him in civil court. Is the employer self insured? Were you at fault in the accident? Try not to be too overwrought. It really won't help you....

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General Ethics of Securities Professionals

A:  I have not seen the software to fill in credit card numbers. I have heard of the software to fill the lead forms. While there may be problems with filling credit card forms, I am not aware of an issue with the lead forms (except for maybe from the spammer -- but I'd love to see them in court arguing that though they use fake names, addresses and numbers, while breaking the law, it is bad for someone to do the same to them). I have no sympathy for companies that buy leads from spammers. I would not be sad to see them spend $5/call when the number is one of the foreign countries with high rates. If you want to complain to a licensing agency go ahead. I doubt they will care because it has nothing to do with how he does his job....

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Is it illegal or unethical to take someone else's cart at a store?

A:  it''s merely unethical, and obviously an inconvenience to the person that shopped for what they needed only to have it taken from them, o-so-rudely i must add. you''ve actually stolen this person''s time, which is valuable to all of us. bottom line- not good. It is not illegal, but it is certainly unethical, indicative of a certified jerk ethical: conforming to accepted standards,consistent with agreed principles of correct moral conduct Why would you want to buy stuff you didn''t pick out? No, it''s not illegal, but it is wrong, and maybe just a little stupid. You wind up paying for stuff you really didn''t want to begin with. No, but it''d be downright suicidal if you pull a stunt like that on me. I *will* hunt...

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Are locker searches unethical?

A:  i don''t think it''s unethical, but it is a little sad that that''s what schools have come to The lockers that you put your things in are not your property, that''s how they can get away with that. It may be unethical, except for situations when there is reliable information that someone possesses a gun or other harmful materials. The locker belongs to the school, and they allow students to borrow that property, but as the property owner, they have a right to allow it to be searched. Now, searching your car, which is on school property, is a bit harder, but it is the same thing. As a condition for being allowed to park on school property, they have the right to inspect your car, with say, a drug dog. If you park on the street, then they...

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Conflict of Interest / Immoral Conduct?

A:  So the woman who raised you appears to have used some rather coercive tactics to ''get'' you from your incubator yet you have raised her up and slam down your natural mother? Interesting. Even more interesting that you are asking if your adoptive mother conducted herself in an immoral way in order to obtain you. Again, you still raise this woman up and call the woman she obtained you from an incubator. Very interesting indeed. Why are you concerned with any conflict of interest or immoral conduct toward a woman you care so little about that you deem her as worth of humanity as a hunk of machinery? Something is off here. To answer the question, yes, that is absolutely a conflict of interest AND immoral conduct IMO. I...