For the purposes of this paper, your topic should pertain to a current area of interest in the news and/or government policy forums.
- Mass incarceration and the prison industrial complex. (Mass Incarceration, Is it about rehabilitation or a business of making money?) is the subject of this paper
In your paper, you will apply ethical theories and perspectives to the issue that you select. You do not have to use all six, but you should apply at least two ethical theories and at least one ethical perspective in your paper. Make sure that you write primarily on ethical topics and concepts, aiming to be both balanced and intellectually driven in your work. You may share your personal views, but do not rely on opinions (yours or those offered by others) to make your case. Think about the evidence that helps to make your case and use it.
Address the following questions:
- What are the ethical issues?
- Where are there breaches of ethical behavior?
- How could each ethical theory you cite help people think about what constitutes virtuous or ethical behavior?
The paper must be four to six pages in length (excluding title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style. Excluding the textbook, you must use at least five scholarly sources to support your claims. You can also use the Sociology Research Guide located in the Ashford University Library. Cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the reference page. For information regarding APA, including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center.