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Ethics for the Chaplaincy in Prison Environments

Ethical theories such as Utilitarianism, Kantian Duty-Based Ethics, Virtue Ethics and Deontology can be implemented into prison systems by chaplains. Each theory contains principles that can be applied to the lives of inmates, fellow staff members and even the chaplains themselves. Utilitarianism is an ethical principle that states that it is best to look at the big picture or what is best for the greatest number of people (Holmes, 1994). Under this principle, in an ideal world, every action would maximize the advantages for the largest number of people. An aspect of this theory that is commonly neglected is that it is based on empirical...

Progress in Combating Sexual Harassment

"Sexual harassment is a direct attack on another human being. The intention of sexual harassment is aggression and no excuses should not be made to understand it in any other way….it should be just understood that sexual harassment is a crime, like any other criminal act” (Morocco Word News, 2017). Sexual harassment is a peace-ruiner, a guilt inflicter and a self-conscious motivator. Sexual harassment doesn’t only encompass physical complaints, but a plethora of verbal and technological examples. While the rise of technology and social media has provided a new practice of communication, it has also increased verbal and photographic abuses and sexual harassment. Taunts, inappropriate staring...