Ethical Dilemma (Lethal Injection)
A Coggle Diagram about Who's Involved (Attorneys , Judges and Law Enforcement, State Legislators , Prisoners and Physicians ), Major Issue(s) at Hand, Who Determines if this Matters?, Best Approaches (Virtue ethics: The wisest members determine the fate of the community (i.e. judges, state legislators), Utilitarianism: The best rule maximizes efficiency (i.e. is it best to just rid of all individuals who had committed terrible crimes through capital punishment--in other words, would it free the system of its already heavy responsibilities with inmates?) and Kantian ethics: If the rule applies to one, it applies to all (i.e. if one person who commits a heinous crime, should all people who commit heinous crimes be punished the same?)), Potential Conflicts (Who defines what a "heinous crime" is?, Is there any best solution or does this depend upon the location and how law enforcement is handled? and Should this be a decision left to the states, or should it go to a higher order, i.e. the Supreme Court or the federal government? ), Who Does this Affect? (Everyone?, Law enforcement? and The prison system?) and Public Perception (No, should not be practiced . Why?
It's unethical and costly to the states who perform them. Social and economic costs will always outweigh the benefits. Effective, alternative solutions to capital punishment should be put into practice. and Yes, it should be practiced. Why? The only way that people will learn from their mistakes is to show them that there is a heavy price to pay. This also serves as an example to others to be careful of what you do. )