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Current Event Topic: On-Line Election Voting using a computer. Scenario: In an effort to make it easier for people to vote, a bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate to authorize voting online by computer. Some say a big problem is verifying who is actually voting. The way most of the

Current Event Topic:

On-Line Election Voting using a computer. Scenario: In an effort to make it easier for people to vote, a bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate to authorize voting online by computer. Some say a big problem is verifying who is actually voting.

The way most of the Senators will vote is already known. But Senator Dan, who has the deciding vote, has not yet declared his intention. Dilemma Is it ethical for Senator Dan to vote for the bill?

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Section 1: Description

Describe your Current Events topic AND the scenario /Ethical Dilemma in at least three full paragraphs, as follows:

Describe the topic in enough detail so the rest of the analysis is clear.
Let the reader know in what way this is a current event or current topic, why it is important to us.
You must include your Scenario and Ethical Dilemma as this is what you will be doing the analysis of

Section 2: Beneficial Aspects

Explain and justify your reasoning for 2 beneficial aspects to your scenario. Basically, what are two benefits of doing the action.

You must clearly identify AND JUSTIFY each of these beneficial aspects as follows, so that it is clear to the grader:
A beneficial aspect is XXX (and then explain)
Section 3: Detrimental Aspects

Explain and justify your reasoning for 2 detrimental aspects to your scenario. What are two detriments of doing the action.

Clearly identify AND JUSTIFY each of these detrimental aspects as follows:
A detrimental aspect is XXX (and then explain)

Section 4: SOCIETAL / ETHICAL ISSUES

Here you will discuss 3 Issues that affect society and/or are ethical issues based on the scenario that you have assigned again based on doing the action.

Use the following formats to clearly identify each item as a societal issue or ethical issue. The grader will NOT try to figure it out, if it is not clearly identified you WILL NOT get credit for it.
Clearly identify AND JUSTIFY each as follows, so that it is clear to the grader. A societal (or ethical) issue is XXX (and then explain)

Can a societal/ Ethical Issue also be a beneficial/detrimental aspect?

Section 5: Intended Consequences of the doing the action of the dilemma – identify 3

Remember that intended consequences may be negative or positive.

Identify consequences as primary, secondary or tertiary as well as intended or unintended

An intended [primary/secondary/tertiary] consequence is XXX (and then explain)

Can an intended consequence also be a beneficial/detrimental aspect?

Section 6: Unintended Consequences of doing the action the dilemma – identify 3

Remember that unintended consequences may be negative or positive.

Identify consequences as primary, secondary or tertiary as well as unintended

An unintended [primary/secondary/tertiary] consequence is XXX (and then explain)

Can an unintended consequence also be a beneficial/detrimental aspect?

Citations & Bibliography

When you utilize materials you’ve found, be sure to use inline citations within your report (e.g., [1] or superscripts1) that point to the full reference citation in a bibliography at the end of your report (APA or MLA format – see the “Understanding Citations” link on Canvas). There must be at least three (3) sources.

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