Ethics and Social Justice . Elizabeth Carroll Hocker, JD. Topics for Today’s Lecture. Discuss the ethical dictates of both professions Define social justice Determine the role of social justice in the field of child maltreatment. .
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Elizabeth Carroll Hocker, JD
Charles Hamilton Houston
“Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do. On the one hand the standard of right and wrong, on the other the chain of causes and effects, are fastened to their throne”
The Principles of Morals and Legislation (1789)
What is it?
The commitment to act with and on behalf of those who are suffering because of social neglect, social decisions or social structures and institutions.
Children as young as six employed in dangerous industries
Women and African Americans could not vote.
American Indians were not citizens
Any business could discriminate against anyone on the basis of gender, race, age, disability or any other reason.
Social WorkerWhat do you do?
What do you do and why?
Do you strive to improve the plight of the disadvantaged and oppressed?
Do you work to advance the rule of law?
Can you do both?
Courage and Anger
Augustine of Hippo