Define the following ethical concepts and theories: virtue ethics, Kant’s Categorical Imperative, ethical relativism, utilitarianism, corporate social responsibility, and social contract theory.
Identify and defend moral and ethical theories to ethical case studies and current events.
Solve ethical dilemmas from case studies and current events using moral and ethical theories.
Identify ethical quandaries regarding government involvement and laws impacting organizations’ day-to-day operations and business decisions.
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Thompson, B. (2016, April 19). Michigan judge authorizes first round of criminal charges in Flint water crisis. Christian Science Monitor, n.p.
Michigan Judge Authorizes First Round of Criminal Charges in Flint Water Crisis Ben Thompson, April 20, 2016
Three Michigan officials will face criminal charges approved by the Genesee County Court on Wednesday, in what is expected to be the first round of an extensive criminal probe into the Flint water crisis.
Flint employee Michael Glasgow, along with Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) employees Steven Busch and Michael Prysby, were charged with a total of 13 combined felony and misdemeanor charges.
Justice Tracy Collier-Nix authorized the charges of evidence tampering and willful neglect of office against Mr. Glasgow, who prosecutors say altered water testing results, MLive reports. Mr. Prysby and Mr. Busch each were charged on several counts, including misconduct in office, tampering with evidence, and Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act violations.
The water emergency began in 2014 when Flint switched its water source from the Detroit water system to the Flint River as a cost saving measure. The river water, which was highly corrosive, went untreated and untested until 2015, despite complaints from residents and was not switched back to Detroit’s Lake Huronsourced water until last October. By that time, the highly corrosive water had caused lead to leach out of the pipes and flow from residents’ taps.