Critical Thinking Assignment: Morals, Ethics, and Law in a Code of Ethics
Write a four- to five-page critical essay dealing with the following questions:
In readings and class discussions we have talked about the relationship and distinctions between morality and ethics. Morality deals with basic principles of right and wrong or good and bad. Ethics deals with behavior and actions. Organizations express their morality and ethical positions through the development of codes of conduct and standards of acceptable behavior.
Search the Internet or the Saudi Digital Library to find two examples of a code of ethics and/or code of conduct for an organization or group. Provide a cut-and-paste copy of the codes in your assignment or summarize them briefly. Apply what you have learned from the module to identify, describe, and analyze the moral principles, ethical and legal requirements, and implications with respect to criminal behavior (if relevant) that are reflected in each element of the code of ethics case examples that you have found. In the concluding page, evaluate the effectiveness of morals, ethics, and law in contributing to the effectiveness of the code overall.
Discuss and cite either or both of the course textbooks and at least one additional credible or scholarly source to support your analysis and positions. Use Saudi Electronic University academic writing standards and APA style guidelines, citing references as appropriate. Your paper should be two to three pages in length, not counting cut-and-pasted codes.
Your paper should meet the following structural requirements:
- The paper should be 4-5 pages in length, not including the cover sheet and reference page.
- Format according to APA and Saudi Electronic University writing standards.
- Provide support for your statements with in-text citations from a minimum of three scholarly resources. Two of these sources may be from the class readings, textbooks, or lectures, but one must be external. The Saudi Digital Library is a good place to find these references.