Presentation on theme: "Legal and Ethical Responsibilities. Law Rules of conduct established and enforced by the authority, legislation or custom of a given community or group."— Presentation transcript:
Legal and Ethical Responsibilities
Law Rules of conduct established and enforced by the authority, legislation or custom of a given community or group. Criminal law ~ deals with wrongs against a person, property or society Civil law ~ deals with legal relationships between people and the protection of a persons rights.
Morals Ethics - the discipline dealing with what is morally right or wrong, good or bad. Ethical system describes the critical process of how we work through moral issues Values - the accepted principles or standards of an individual or a group All decision-making involves values which reflect our beliefs about social life and human nature!
The Potter Box
The Creator The Potter Box was developed by Ralph B. Potter, a theologian and former professor at Harvard Divinity School.
About the Potter Box The Potter Box is a model used to help make ethical decisions. It involves four steps of moral reasoning that are taken in order to assist with the decision making process. It is used by many people in the media fields but can be used for any ethical dilemma.
Using the Potter Box The Potter Box consists of four steps to guide you through making your decision.
Step 1 State the facts of the situation. Be as detailed as possible and avoid personal opinions at this point.
Step 2 Identify your values Compare your values against the situation at hand What do you stand for? Honesty Responsibility Kindness Your final decision should not go against these values
Step 3 Identify your guiding principle or philosophy. You may have a few…be sure the one you pick is applicable to the situation Your decision should not contradict this step.
Step 4 Choose your loyalties and make your decision. You may need to go through the steps several times before you are truly ok with your decision. Who or what is most important for you to stand up for? Are you loyal to yourself, the public, an individual, or the law?