Topic: Case Studies
6)Three teenagers and two adults are arrested on burglary and stolen goods charges.
The goods: $23,000 in computer equipment. The victim: Their high school.
The youths used a stolen key to enter the school and one later tells the newspaper that the burglary started out as fun, but the sight of the computers made grand larceny “just too easy.”
Among the suspects are the son of your newspaper’s general manager, the son of an elementary school principal in the same district as the burglarized school and the son of a state government division manager.
Will you mention the name of your general manager in the related news of burglary by his son? Discuss why/why not.(250 words)
Why this question
The question is a part of GS-4 syllabus ( Case Studies).
Key demand of the question.
The question wants us to bring out the issues arising out of including the name of the father in the news of his son being caught in a burglary incident. We have to present our opinion and write in support of the opinion.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail about the key demand of the question. Here we have to write about the ethical issues involved, what should be done and why so should be done.
Structure of the answer
Take the help of the article attached to the question to frame your answer.
- The Ethical issues involved here. E.g Reputation of the father, close relation of the agents (father-son), son is adult etc.
- Mention your opinion on whether you would mention the name of your general manager in the related news. Support your opinion with proper justification.