The Jury Selection Survey
1. From a purely Unitarian point of view, what is the ethical dilemma?
John wants to conduct the survey in a most accurate way. His supervisor assigned the experiment to him since she believed that John will succeed. The survey is more of a duty to John since he is responsible to conduct the survey. The outcome would be that John would favor to conduct the survey to make a precise and accurate questionnaire if there is no criminal investigation. Also, this motivates John to want a higher wealth if he does the survey accurately.
2. From a purely Deontological point of view, what is the ethical dilemma?
John would believe the survey should be conducted in the most honest and fair way possible. He believes that the survey would lead to the act of lying instead of doing a fair questionnaire. It would also cause the plaintiff to lose unfairly in the trial if the survey is misuse. He does not want to help the defendant if he knows that he is guilty. He is against the survey. The outcome would be deciding not to conduct the survey because there would not be a fair trial if the attorney is using the survey to take advantage of the trial.
3. What would you do, and why?
If the attorney did use the survey for taking advantage of the trial. I will be against conducting the survey. I believe there should be a fair trial. The survey should not be misuse by the attorney. It is the unethical to take advantage of the jury by making a survey questionnaire to determine the attitude, opinion, and demographic profile of respondents and compare them to the selective jury. I believe in the Deontological point of view.
4. Opinion: anything else, ethics related, that you found interesting
It was interesting how his supervisor knew about the type of survey questionnaire John was assigned to do. I believe the supervisor knew about the telephone survey could be taking advantage since John also knows about the possible outcome. She believes the survey...