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Code of Ethics Strength and Weaknesses

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Code of Ethics Strength and Weaknesses

1. ACM CODE OF ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

Code of Ethics Strength:Francis

 S1- Codes inspire the members of a profession to behave ethically.

S3- Codes educate the members of a profession about their professional obligations.

S4- Codes discipline members when they violate one or more of the code’s directives

S6- Codes inform the public about the nature and roles of the profession.

Code of Ethics Weaknesses: Sherwin

W2-Codes are not always helpful when two or more directives conflict

W5-Codes do not help us distinguish between micro-ethics issues and macro-ethics issues.

W7- Codes can be self-serving for the profession.

2. AUSTRALIAN COMPUTER SOCIETY CODE OF ETHICS

Code of Ethics Strength:Francis 

             S1- Codes inspire the members of a profession to behave ethically.

             S2-Codes guide the members of a profession in ethical choices.

             S6- Codes inform the public about the nature and roles of the profession.

  S3 - Codes educate the members of a profession about their professional  obligations.

              S7 - Codes enhance the profession in the eyes of the public

              Code of Ethics Weaknesses: Sherwin

          W4- Codes are ineffective (have no “teeth”) in disciplinary matters.

             W5-Codes do not help us distinguish between micro-ethics issues and macro-ethics   issues.

3. BCS CODE OF CONDUCT

    Code of Ethics Strength:Francis

  S1-Codes inspire the members of a profession to behave ethically.

   S5-Codes “sensitize” members of a profession to ethical issues and alert them to ethical  aspects they otherwise might overlook.

   S6- Codes inform the public about the nature and roles of the profession.

   S3- Codes educate the members of a profession about their professional obligations.

   S7- Codes educate the members of a profession about their professional obligations.

                Code of Ethics Weaknesses: Sherwin

                W4- Codes are ineffective (have no “teeth”) in disciplinary matters.

                 W2-Codes are not always helpful when two or more directives conflict

    4. 4. IEEE CODE OF ETHICS

         Code of Ethics Strength:Francis

          S2 - Codes guide the members of a profession in ethical choices.

             S3- Codes educate the members of a profession about their professional obligations.

              S5-Codes “sensitize” members of a profession to ethical issues and alert them to ethical aspects they otherwise might overlook.

                S7-Codes enhance the profession in the eyes of the public.

          Code of Ethics Weaknesses: Sherwin

            W1-Codes inspire the members of a profession to behave ethically.

                      W4-Codes are ineffective (have no “teeth”) in disciplinary matters.

 

                  W6- Directives in codes are sometimes inconsistent with one another.

 

5. SOFTWARE ENGINEERING CODE OF ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

                 Code of Ethics Strength:Francis

                  S5 - Codes “sensitize” members of a profession to ethical issues and alert them to ethical aspects they otherwise might overlook

           S3 - Codes educate the members of a profession about their professional obligations.

                   S6 - Codes inform the public about the nature and roles of the profession.

                   S7- Codes enhance the profession in the eyes of the public.

            Code of Ethics Weaknesses: Sherwin

            W1-Directives included in many codes tend to be too general and too vague.

                   W3-A professional code’s directives are never complete or exhaustive.

                    W4- Codes are ineffective (have no “teeth”) in disciplinary matters.

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