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February 26, 2020

Ethics for Police: Lessons from the Opioid Epidemic

“Ethics for Police: Lessons from the Opioid Epidemic” will be discussed at 7:30 p.m. March 2 in the Berry College McAllister Hall Auditorium.

Jake Monaghan, University of New Orleans assistant professor of philosophy, will explore how police officers and medical professionals respond to drug abuse. He also plans to examine how the principles of proportionality, leniency and equality can be useful in the creation of law enforcement policies.

Monaghan’s research primarily focuses on how ethics of consent affect medicine and politics, as well as evaluating these same effects on medical professionals and police officers in the face of police militarization and the use of excessive force in law enforcement.

His work has been featured in Philosophical Quarterly, the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, the Journal of Philosophy, to name a few.

This event, which is hosted by the Berry College Honors Program, is free and open to the public. 

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Written by Public Relations Student Assistant Faythe Choate

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