Read the following scenario and answer the discussion questions:
A woman turns on her television to watch the 6:00 evening news and is horrified when a reporter shows video footage of an unknown suspect who turns out to be the woman’s 18 year old son robbing a convenience store at gunpoint.
Question 1: Briefly explain what you consider to be the main ethical issue or dilemma in this scenario? Identify the consequences for both the mother and son. (SLO 2: Ethical Issue)
Question 2: Briefly explain the social and personal obligations of the mother in this scenario? In your opinion, what would be the proper ethical action for the mother? (SLO 3: Perspectives)
Question 3: How do your personal values influence your answers? Explain (SLO 1:Values)
Key: This is just an exercise and there aren’t any right or wrong answers, so please have fun.
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