Critical Thinking Assignment
This final week encompasses everything you learned since the first week and how to apply the concepts in articulating and writing a well-written and well-researched paper. You will look at the YouTube video from Paul Harvey titled “Freedom to Chains”.
After viewing the video, your Critical Thinking Assignment should cover the following: As like Rome, how could the U.S. be destroyed from within? Use the topics discussed in the video. For example: Moral Decay, Social Decay, Cancel Culture, Economically, Lack of personal Integrity,
Ethics and Ethical Behavior, Corrupt Governance, Moral responsibility, Riots (Policing and the role DHS), Socialism, Use examples and research from Aristotle, Socrates, Virtue Ethics, Formalism, Kantian ethics, Duty, Utilitarianism, John Stuart Mill, selfishness, Kohlberg’s theory, Gilligan’s ethics of caring, Emile Durkheim, Cesare Beccaria, Formalism, Nonfeasance, Misfeasance, Malfeasance, John Rawl’s theory of Justice, Civil Peace and Liberty.
The purpose of this assignment is to assess your ability to evaluate and analyze the concepts of morals, ethics, and justice as how would it apply if you were in DHS or Law enforcement. Please use ethical critical thinking in which you base your conclusions on evidence rather than preconceived ideas.
It should also strengthen your understanding of how best to format a succinct and relevant paper using APA format. (See Resources below.)
Remember, there are key points that must be a part of every title page, abstract page, and reference page. Your title page, abstract page, and reference page DO NOT count towards your page count for the completion of this assignment. Failure to follow APA guidelines will result in a points reduction from your final grade. Be sure to ask questions if you are unsure of anything. I will be happy to help in any way that I can.
Students will need to clearly state their position for each issue chosen while recognizing the limits of their position. Students will need to provide evidence of having considered their position from alternative perspectives. Students should also consider how their position will impact their life.
Students will need to state their conclusions and implications logically, systematically. Their conclusions will be developed from the synthesis of the information from their previous essays. The students conclusions and implications must be insightful and significant. Students should consider what might be the economic, political, social, or educational implications of their position.
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Prepare an Outline:
Introduction – Begin your paper by clearly stating the question you will be answering in your ethical critical thinking assignment. Summarize the main concepts, ideas or issues involved and explain/describe why the issue is of interest to Homeland Security and Public Safety Professional.
Thesis Statement (will be part of your introduction.) Your thesis statement is the main idea of your assignment. Make sure it is clearly and concisely stated.
Evidence (Will be part of the body.) Provide information from research on your topic.
Analysis – (Will be part of the body). Thoroughly examine your topic, question or concern regarding premise, methods, and/or conclusions. Your decision must focus on at least four of the eight key questions to ethical critical thinking listed below.
Is my opinion on this topic fair and valid?
Does my opinion weigh in short- and long-term outcomes?
Will all responsibilities be met based on my opinion?
Does my opinion mirror my character?
Does my opinion encourage freedom and personal liberties?
Does my opinion show empathy for others?
Does my opinion weigh in laws and authorities related to the topic?
Does my opinion take social rights into account?
Your Position – (Will be part of the body). Provide your analysis of the evidence you have provided. Provide evidence to support your viewpoint and the answer to the proposed question.
Conclusion Provide an overview of the evidence and analysis you conducted for your paper, your conclusions, your reactions and the impact of implications/consequences to the field of HSPS.