resources bible modules tort liability common crimes white collar crimes criminal law B u s i n e s s F i n a n c e

resources bible modules tort liability common crimes white collar crimes criminal law B u s i n e s s F i n a n c e

MGT-445: Ethical & Legal Business Concepts

Getting Started

You have heard that it was said, “Eye  for eye, and tooth for tooth.”  But I tell you, do not resist an evil  person.  If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other  cheek also.  And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand  over your coat as well.  If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with  them two miles.  Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from  the one who wants to borrow from you.

Matthew 5:38-42 (New International Version)

Upon successful completion of this discussion, you will be able to:

  • Explain torts and their appropriate use.

Resources

  • Bible
  • Modules 
    • Tort Liability
    • Common Crimes
    • White Collar Crimes
    • Criminal Law and the Constitution
  • Video: Common Intentional Tort Part 1
  • Video: Common Intentional Tort Part 2
  • Article: What are Some Possible Remedies for Tort Law?

Background Information

As children, we learned that committing wrongs resulted in  punishment. As we grow in faith, we have also learned the concept of  grace. Knowing the appropriate response is a skill we should all  develop.

Instructions

  1. Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
  2. Read Exodus 21 and 22 in your Bible.
  3. Read, review, and check for understanding in the following modules: 
    1. Tort Liability
    2. Common Crimes
    3. White Collar Crimes
    4. Criminal Law and the Constitution
  4. Review the following resources: 
    1. Video: Common Intentional Tort Part 1
    2. Video: Common Intentional Tort Part 2
    3. Article: What are Some Possible Remedies for Tort Law?
  5. Navigate to the threaded discussion and respond to the following: 
    1. Exodus 21 and 22 are often cited as the biblical view of torts.   Based on your reading, are these still appropriate responses to wrongs  perpetrated against others in today’s society?
    2. Based on your understanding of Remedies to unlawful actions, what should the appropriate remedies be for modern-day wrongs?
    3. In Matthew 5:38-42, Jesus calls us to grace.  Is this always an appropriate response?
    4. When a business wrongs a customer, how should it devise an  appropriate remedy?  Should consumers merely seek restitution, which  would restore the consumer to his or her original position, or should  the business overcompensate to right the wrong?  What is the best way to  determine a correct response?