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HowEmotivism Can Be Used To Understand the Perspective of All Partiesexcept the Student

Ifthe practice is approved, emotivismcan be used to understand the point of view of all the parties thatinclude the police and the prostitutes. Emotivism notes that moralutterances lack the truth value and only expresses the feelings andemotional worth of the person talking. It, thus, can be used tounderstand the perspective of the police because they disregard moralin reaching the decisions they react at. For example, they failed tostop and question the women prostitutes. Moreover, they have madelocal arrangements with the prostitutes and have designated specificareas where they work provided they do not bother people and createtrouble. Also, when they get arrested in police round-ups, they areonly booked, and their cases never get processed. It indicates thatboth the police and the prostitute disregard the moral values thateither guides the nature of the police work or the society noted inthe case. Since both the police and the women prostitutes benefitfrom each other activities irrespective of whether they contravenemoral expectation or not, emotivism can be used to understand thescenario. It would focus on the advantages that each get and analyzehow significant the relationship between the two is (Cowburn,Gelsthorpe &amp Wahidin, 2017). The police benefit from theprostitute include collect information about possible suspects in theevent crime occurred in the area, they prevent further crime such asrobbery by self-policing their customers and saves them time thatwould have to spend working in the area making the police focus onmore serious crime. On the other hand, the women prostitutes benefitfrom the police action that allows them to get a place to work andmeet their clients enabling them to earn income from their actsirrespective of the moral concerns.

Theirbehaviors fall under subjectivist theory. It is because they see itas expressing people feelings and beliefs found in the people mindsand hearts but not in reality.

Reasonsit is not ethically justifiable to disregard the Minor Crime ofProstitution Even if believed that it assists capturing MoreDangerous or Violent Criminals

Itis because there exists no bigger or lesser crime and it is under thejurisdiction of the judges and attorneys to determine the seriousnessof a crime and penalties that each crime has. Moreover, there are nostandards or parameters used to determine the rank and ratings ofcrime internationally recognized. The police have to exploit othermeans that they can address the serious crimes such as havinginformers and penetrating the criminal gang cells and networks. Itis than encouraging continuation of a crime despite the crime havingsome benefits to the police as noted in the case. The question, thus,that exists is that if the police enable to reduce and end theserious crimes, will they now turn to the minor crime such as that ofprostitution and change their perception about it? Disregarding minorcrime such as that of prostitution is not ethically justifiable as itonly encourages other minor crimes to spread (Herzog &amp Einat,2016). The police have to request for additional support andresources that can enable them to tackle both minor and major crimeseffectively. For example, more personnel and operational equipmentbecause there are people that have that responsibility in thesociety. They cannot justify that enabling minor crime to continueenables them to get enough workforce to address more serious crimes.The statements only indicate that the police force is understaffedand, hence, not effective. Therefore, responsible people in thesociety have to rise to the occasion and ensure that the police arewell staffed and equipped. It enables them to address both major andminor crimes hence, disregarding the minor crime of prostitution isnot ethically justifiable.

Whythe Student Should Report the Activity to the State Attorney Generaland the Student Ethical Responsibility

Thestudent should report the activity to the attorney general. It isbecause there are high chances that even when the chief is moved toother departments within the police force, the unethical practicewould continue even when a new chief is brought. It is since theother police officers that work in the police still exist andparticipated in the unethical practices that contravene the oath ofoffice. Moreover, the junior officers had the responsibility toreport their chief as contravening the oath of office rather thanside with the chief and participate in the unethical acts as well.Reporting the matter to the attorney general office also mightencourage a thorough analysis and review of the police force. As thewrong action among others might not just be happening in the notedcase only, but in other many places. Reporting, therefore, would bein the best interest of the public.

Thestudent ethical responsibility is to report the matter to the officeof the attorney general. It is because the student cannot report thecase to the police because they are the ones that are supposed to actand such matters are reported to them. Therefore, there is a highchance that even if the student reports to other police stations, theissues might be covered up and not addressed objectively (Ruggiero,2015). The student, therefore, has the ethical responsibility toreport the matter to the attorney general office. It has the powersand abilities to address the issue objectively, and possiblyinstitute changes that would help the entire police force addressunderlying issues that make them embrace unethical practices. Forinstance, shortage of staffing and personnel that results incompromised service delivery to the public and the state at large. The student, thus, reporting the mature to the attorney generaloffice would be helping the police, the public and the state atlarge, hence, has the ethical responsibility.


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Herzog,S., &amp Einat, T. (2016). Moral Judgment, Crime Seriousness, andthe Relations between Them. Crime&amp Delinquency,62(4), 470-500.

Ruggiero,V. (2015). Ethics and the Crimes of the Powerful. HowardJournal of Criminal Justice,54(1), 42-56.