need help on theories of ethics in CJ

timer Asked: Jan 7th, 2013

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I’m studying for my Business Law class and need an explanation.

you are a rookie officer assigned to a training officer for six months of your employment. the training officer is a 20-year veteran that is a close friend of the assistant chief of police and brother-in-law of the watch commander. the third day that you are working with him you respond to a burglary call at the local convenience store. it is 2:30am and the manager has been notified. you were told to wait 30-35 minutes for him to come. you later observe your partner take a soda, candy, and a bag of chips. he eats everything before the manager comes then they both leave the store.

how would you approach the situation?

what steps or actions would you or should you take?

what are potential positive and negative consequences for various actions taken or not taken?

what ethical principles (from consequentialism, deontology, and virtue theories, for example) would come into play in this situation? 2-4 paragraphs

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