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Ethics and Hazard Mitigation; Applying Ethical Criteria

Ethics and Hazard Mitigation; Applying Ethical Criteria

The first part of the class is a lecture on the issues and context of ethical hazard mitigation planning and action. The instructor identifies the groups with ethical responsibilities, and discusses with the class the values, principles, and conflicts that arise during the planning and implementation of natural hazard mitigation.

The second part of the class is an exercise in which teams of students collaborate in developing a proposed ethical code of conduct for a local hazard mitigation program. The code is to recommend general community-wide ethical principles and targeted ethical guidelines for each type of stakeholder group involved in mitigation.

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