Research Papers on Ethics

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  • Convictions and Values

    In four pages this paper discusses various scenarios including Martin Niemoller's quote 'First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist, so I said nothing' within the context of Confucius' observaton 'To know what is right and not to do it is the worst cowardice.' Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • An Acceptance Manifesto

    In five pages the acceptance of all people is contained within a manifesto that accepts the diversity within cultures and ethnic groups. There are no bibliographic sources listed.

  • Origins of Moral Virtue

    In six pages this paper examines whether or not moral virtue is gained through practice, innate or taught in a consideration of various cultural perspectives. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • AIDS, Morality, and 'Cheap' Drugs for Africa

    In ten pages the needs of developing nations especially Africa to access drugs to combat HIV and AIDS and the relevant legal and ethical issues surrounding this subject such as profit, protect, patents, investment, and moral responsibility are discussed with UK and international patent laws featured. Ten sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Ethical Case Study; Is It Ethical for an Employee to Use Work Time for a Personal Projects?

    This 9 page paper discusses the ethics concerning an IT professional who has used the slack time at work to write a program for personal use. The program is to identify undervalued stocks on the stock market so that the employee can purchase them. The employee has made personal gains. The paper looks at the situation from a range of ethical perspectives including consequentialism, deontological theories and principilism to determine whether the employee has acted ethically or unethically. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Google's Acquisition Of YouTube: Ethical Considerations of Content

    3 pages in length. The ethical concerns pertaining to Google's recent buy out of YouTube and the inheritance of its questionable content is not the first time the search engine giant has been criticized for acting in an inappropriate manner. That Google plans to continue allowing users of YouTube to upload illegal content such as copyrighted material harkens back to its determination to scan and offer millions of books that would otherwise not be available in such complete form. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Nursing and the Value of Honesty

    In eight pages this paper discusses Canada's Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses in a consideration of the value of honesty in the nursing profession. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Overview of the Honesty Concept

    In five pages what honesty is, how it is interpreted, and the role of virtue is examined in this philosophical consideration. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Moral Code and Organizational Leadership

    This paper considers the importance of establishing a written code of conduct in order to gain public trust.

  • Fertility Treatments, Frozen Embryos, Ethical Issues

    This research paper pertains to ethical issues that pertain to fertility treatments. The writer focuses on the problem of excess embryos and their ultimate fate. Three pages in length, five sources are cited.

  • Human Genome Project and Ethics

    This paper discusses the ethical considerations associated with the UNESCO Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights as it impacts genetic engineering and genetic selection scientific research in 10 pages. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Ethical Considerations on Human Trafficking in the Middle East

    This 8 page paper discusses the problem and way that human trafficking occurs in the Middle East in order to debate whether or not it is ethical. A range of ethical perspectives is considered including those of Kant and Mills and the application of the categorical imperative and utilitarianism. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • The War in Iraq

    A 6 page paper which argues against the war in Iraq. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Sports Journalism and Ethical Theory

    In twenty two pages the ethical theories of Rawls, Aristotle, Kant, and Mill are applied to basic principles of sports journalism with a discussion of the Dallas Mavericks included. Seventeen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Against the Death Penalty

    A 6 page paper which argues against the death penalty. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Opposing the Justification of Torture

    In a paper of three pages, the writer looks at the ongoing torture debate. The argument is made that torture can never be justified. Paper uses five sources.

  • Pros and Cons of Abortion

    Abortion's pros and cons are evaluated in this paper of five pages and offers philosophical reason in favor of the pro choice argument. There are six bibliographic sources cited.

  • The Argument that Abortion is 'Wrong'

    Iin five pages the many reasons that abortion is wrong in terms of side effects possible from the procedure, the arguments support for the pro life contention, and the biblical implications. There are five bibliographic sources cited.

  • Abortion

    3 pages that examine how abortion is murder. There are 3 sources.

  • Academic Cheating

    This 5 page paper discusses academic cheating: why students do it, how they do it, and what can be done about it. Bibliography lists 2 sources.


    This 5-page paper discusses the concept of academic dishonesty (cheating, plagiarizing, etc.) and its impact on higher education. The paper also discusses academic dishonesty and its impact on life lessons


    This 5-page paper discusses the prevalence of cheating and plagiarism in higher education, and provides solutions on how to discourage these activities. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Animal Testing and its Implications

    In five pages this paper assesses the positive and negative aspects of animal experimentation. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Testing and Animal Rights

    An overview of the moral implications of animal testing and the issues of animal rights are presented in a paper consisting of four pages. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Animal Testing

    A 3 page paper which argues against animal testing. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Ethics of the Phillip Morris Company

    9 pages and 1 sources. This paper provides an overview of the case of the Phillip Morris Company and the ethics of doing business as a part of the American Big Tobacco Industry. This paper considers the ethical issues that relate to doing what is best for stakeholders, and integrates an ethical analysis. this paper considers the issues that impact the views of the company and the nature of emerging expansion projects, including those aimed at expanding into Third World countries.

  • Biomedical Research Ethics

    In six pages voluntary informed consent is the focus of this examination of biomedical research and its ethics with federal regulations and research in gene therapy among the topics discussed. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Payment for Donating Blood

    In six pages this paper argues in favor of payment for donating blood in a consideration of blood donation problems and the 'volunteer donor' myth. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Evaluating Issues to Recommend Against the Cloning of Humans

    In this paper consisting of six pages human cloning is examined from a social perspective and includes such issues as ethical repercussions, the humanity of clones, and who would be authorized to control such a procedure. There are five bibliographic sources cited.


    This 3-page paper examines the issue of downloading free music off the Internet. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Concept of Personhood and Dolphins

    In six pages the concept of personhood is applied to dolphins with examples provided. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Workplace Discrimination and Stereotyping

    In five pages this paper considers how workplace discrimination results from age, sexual orientation, and gender stereotyping. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Violent Gene

    A 5 page paper which examines the violent gene. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander Smith and Principles of Ethics

    In five pages ethics particularly as they relate to healthcare are examined in this consideration of Alexander Smith's novel. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Codes of Ethics Comparisons of the Amerian Association of Pastoral Counselors, Association of Christian Counselors, and the American Counseling Association

    In six pages the similarities and differences among the codes of ethics each counseling organization espouses are compared and contrasted. There are three bibliographic sources cited.

  • Ethics In Counseling Psychology

    7 pages in length. Maintaining ethical fortitude in counseling psychology serves as the foundation of any reputable therapist; without a fundamental basis of ethics, the pledge one takes to help those in crisis holds no credibility. Ethical codes, principles and standards exist to guide counselors throughout their careers so they can readily maintain both a sound and reliable reputation within the industry. The absence of such moral directives would leave far too much decision-making to the interpretive options of each individual. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Ethics and Choice of Therapy

    This research paper offers an overview that addresses the question of how to choose a modality of practice, that is, group or individual counseling, with the writer describing the benefits and drawbacks of each type of counseling by drawing on literature. The ethical issues associated with counseling are also addressed. Fifteen pages in length, ten sources are cited.

  • Data Mining and Ethics

    In ten pages this paper defines data mining and discusses the ethics of individual data compilation. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Police Corruption and Its Effects

    Corruption of any kind is damaging but police corruption is particularly heinous as it may bring down an entire society. The issue is discussed in this four page paper. There are two sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Ethics In Information Technology

    13 pages in length. Information Technology (IT) is arguably one of the most expansive and influential forms of advancement mankind has ever created; that it serves to connect, facilitate, market and educate the entire global community speaks to a human discovery of monumental value. Indeed, something so significant in a positive light must also harbor shortcomings that can be just as substantial, which is clearly the case with the ethical concerns inherent to IT. Considered the four most prevalent ethical issues in today's IT - privacy, accuracy, property and accessibility (PAPA) - they garner tremendous attention as the illustration of how imposing an otherwise beneficial human advancement can be to its own makers. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Multicultural Corporate Ethics

    In twelve pages a company case study set in Germany is the focus of an examination of corporate ethics and programs that can encourage and emphasize ethics in the workplace. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Communications in the Army and Ethics in the Workplace

    The writer discusses two separate but related topics: ethics in the workplace, and communications in the Army. There are two sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Ethical Applications and Euthanasia

    In four pages applied ethics are examined within the context of euthanasia in a consideration of the essays 'The Survival Lottery' by John Harris, 'Buddhist Views of Suicide and Euthanasia' by Carl B. Becker, and 'Active and Passive Euthanasia' by James Rachels. There are no other sources listed.


    Outlines Christian viewpoints toward artificial conception and euthanasia/assisted suicide. There are 6 sources listed in the bibliography of this 10-page paper

  • Medical Ethical Dilemma - Stem Cell Research

    This 7 page paper begins with an explanation of what a stem cell is and why it is so valuable. The writer reports some of the diseases stem cells can cure and/or prevent and discusses the progress in stem cell research. This is followed by a discussion of the ethical dilemma with this type of research and concludes with the need for the U.S. to remain competitive. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Views on Abortion

    A 5 page essay that contrasts and compares 2 essays on abortion, Don Marquis's "Why Abortion Is Immoral" and Mary Anne Warren's "The Moral Significance of Birth." The writer outlines the parameters and main points of both essays and concludes that Warren offers the most realistic real-world view. No additional sources cited.

  • Pro and Con, Abortion

    This paper offers arguments on both sides of the abortion issue. Three pages in length, one source is cited,

  • A Justification of Alien Abductioins from a Utilitarian Perspective

    In three pages this paper explored that aliens should be allowed to abduct human subjects for the sake of valuable medical experiments in order to cure humanity of deadly viruses such as AIDS from a utilitarian approach of J.S. Mill and then goes on to discredit this philosophical logic. There is one bibliographic source cited.

  • Nokia and Ethics

    In six pages this paper discusses the Nokia mobile telephone corporation in an industry consideration that focuses on ethics. Ten sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Social Media and Profit from Personal Information

    Digitized information has generated a new economic era, the era of a personal information economy. Privacy has been sabotaged by the commodification of this information.

  • Same Sex Marriage Argument

    In four pages thw writer argues that the marriages between people of the same sex should be legalized. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Enron and Ethics of the Media

    In seven pages this paper examines media ethics in a consideration of the Enron fiasco. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Media Ethics Case Study Analysis

    The Columbine incident is used as a case study. Media ethics are discussed. There are three sources listed in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • Media Ethics' Decline and Postmodernity

    In three pages this paper offers a definition of postmodernity and how its role in the decline of ethics in the media. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Mass Media, Ethics, and Current Codes

    An incident that sparks an ethical dilemma is presented in this five page paper as a way of examining the mass media code of ethics, of which there are more than 33 formated codes. There are three bibliographic sources cited.

  • Conflict Progresses into Cyber Mediation

    The next progressive step in conflict resolution is cyber mediation. In a world where everyone communicates in cyberspace, banks online, and even attends court online, cyber mediation makes sense. This 7 page paper explores the pros and cons and provides 8 references.

  • Case Study on Medical Ethics

    In nine pages this paper considers a case study involving professional practice codes of medical ethics with references made to Seedhouse's Ethical Grid.

  • CSI Personal Code of Ethics

    An 8 page research paper/essay that draws on sources in order to offer advice to a student regarding crafting a personal code of ethics for crime scene investigations (CSI). This discussion of literature focuses on the need of CSI agents to craft a personal code of ethics that builds on this professional ethical mandate using a major ethical framework as a guide. This example of such a personal code of ethics utilizes the framework provided by Christian Ethics. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Relating Kant's Works to the Dismissal of Air Traffic Controllers

    In six pages this paper discusses President Ronald Reagan's dismissal of air traffic controllers within the context of Kant's philosophy in order to propose that the the people will ultimately determine the long term effects of this decision. There are six bibliographic sources cited.

  • Ethics of Plagiarism and Preventing Plagiarism

    A 3 page paper which examines the ethics of plagiarism and how to prevent plagiarism. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Middle East Countries and the Connection Between Development and Population

    In four pages this paper examines Middle East countries in a discussion of the connection between development and population growth with Jordan as an example. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Pros and Cons of Animal Testing

    This 3 page paper discusses the pros and cons of using animals in tests for products and medicines intended for ultimate human use. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Essay Outline - Ethics and Students

    An outline is presented to help a student prepare an essay on ethics and students. The outline gives a clear structure and potential content, including the use of different ethical models and issues which may be examined which are highly aligned with student interests. Five sources are cited in the bibliography of this 3 page paper.

  • Social Responsibility and Business

    In three pages this paper examines both sides of the argument regarding social responsibility and business in a consideration whether business should be motivated solely by profit incentives or has a moral duty to society. Three sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Structural Engineering and Ethics

    In seventeen pages the collapses of several structural buildings in Asia are discussed in a consideration of design ethics and commercial construction with Mill's greater good and Kant's categorical imperative among the ethical philosophies explored. Fifteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Goldman Sachs and the SEC Violation

    Did Goldman Sachs act ethically? This 3 page student essay offers the opinion that Goldman Sachs acted irresponsibly, but not illegally.


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