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How does one get to become an ethics professional?

I'm wondering how people get into the field of ethics? Are they lawyers? Are they chosen (in much the same way that judges are) for their moral standards and good reputations? [more inside]
posted by flyingfork on Feb 21, 2014 - 13 answers

What should I say?

I'm a nurse. Recently, a police officer approached me at work to ask me some questions about a patient. I discussed the issue with my supervisor who clarified my hospital policy on talking to the police, but how do I figure out my personal legal and moral obligations around this? [more inside]
posted by latkes on Sep 25, 2013 - 21 answers

This might be illegal. We might be over reacting.

Help us determine if we're over reacting to a company paying at-risk adults below minimum wage because they can. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 1, 2013 - 27 answers

My lawyer confessed a crime to me!?

First, I know most of you are not a lawyer and none of you are my lawyer. I understand the basic protections and requirements surrounding attorney-client privilege. I have an ethical, and potentially legal, dilemma. While consulting with my attorney recently, my attorney admitted to having committed a crime. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 6, 2012 - 17 answers

Is there a difference, legally or ethically, between murdering someone and forcing them to commit suicide?

Is there a difference, legally or ethically, between murdering someone and forcing them to commit suicide? [more inside]
posted by MighstAllCruckingFighty on Jun 23, 2011 - 30 answers

Is it legal for a candidate to have access to ballots after the election?

I just found out my local representative (who runs unopposed every year) looks at the write-in names under his on the ballots and then hires a private detective to investigate all of the people named in the write in line of the ballot. This sounds illegal to me as I'm pretty sure candidates shouldn't be looking at actual ballots. Aren't they supposed to be counted by the computers or poll workers?
posted by jihaan on Nov 4, 2010 - 15 answers

I've virtually tracked down my missing/stolen iPod Touch, and have discovered all sorts of personal information about the person who is now using it. How can I reclaim it?

I've virtually tracked down my missing/stolen iPod Touch, and have discovered all sorts of personal information about the person who is now using it. How can I reclaim it? [Details inside-- this one's a detective story] [more inside]
posted by stilly on Oct 28, 2010 - 78 answers

Inconsistent Prosecution

Prosecuting someone for a crime that someone has already been convicted of? [more inside]
posted by yesno on Feb 14, 2008 - 13 answers

Help me sift through the deluge of potential topics!

What do you feel is the biggest case, or group of cases, concerning online censorship and a breach of first ammendment rights to happen in the past five years? [more inside]
posted by fvox13 on Feb 26, 2007 - 11 answers

Copyrighted Songs: Is Downloading the Crime, or Possession? Does Deleting Matter?

(RIAA-filter) Concerning downloading copyrighted material, is the act of downloading illegal, or just possesion? If you download a song and delete it, are you stil culpable? Of what offense? And is intent a factor?
posted by Edible Energy on Feb 12, 2005 - 18 answers

Friend with a Drinking and Driving Problem

[Social consciense filter]
I know, for a fact, that someone is drink driving EVERY DAY. Not just a few pints, but at LEAST 8pints and then driving home. Mostly it's a short, five minute drive, but sometimes it's longer distance. I have tried to talk to him and get him to stop - to walk to the pub. His brother has tried to talk to him. He just won't. He is also diabetic, so the drink has adverse effects on his sugar levels, which makes him more dangerous. He can't even walk properly when he gets home, so goodness knows how he can drive. The problem is, this person is a relative - and he's given me somewhere to live when I had nowhere.

I just don't know what to do. Would you inform someone? Or would you keep quiet? I don't particularly WANT to 'rat' on him, but what happens if he hits someone, and I know I could have stopped it? What would you do?
posted by anonymous on Dec 6, 2004 - 40 answers

Moral Calculus.

EthicsFilter: Do you support making what you feel is an unjust law or policy more equitable? [MI] [more inside]
posted by IshmaelGraves on Nov 7, 2004 - 10 answers

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