Question Description

Discussion board

In your own words, answer this unit’s discussion questions in a main post (recommended minimum 300 words.)

Merriam-Webster dictionary defines unethical conduct as an act or acts that do not conform to accepted standards of behavior.

  • Who sets the norm for ethical conduct? Can conduct that has been criminalized by a sovereign’s legislative body still be ethical? Is it not a societal norm for a parent to provide food to his/her child? Can the act of parent stealing food to feed his/her child be ethical while at the same time be a violation of a criminal statute?
  • Think of other examples and provide your reasoning for punishment if warranted? Assume that the conduct in question in a criminal misdemeanor and it is the person’s first offense (petty crime punishable by fine or confinement in the county jail for no more than 356 days)