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Ethics Professors: Hackers Acting As Judge & Keeping Pot Offenders Behind Bars

In light of the recent hack of marital affairs website Ashley Madison, the ethics professors discuss whether it's right for hackers to appoint themselves judge and jury. Also, as laws regarding marijuana change, is it ethical to keep nonviolent drug offenders behind bars?

Guests:

  • Wayne Vaught is the dean of the UMKC College of Arts and Sciences, as well as a professor of Philosophy, Medicine, and Bioethics.
  • Clancy Martin is a Philosophy professor at UMKC, and a professor of Business Ethics at the Bloch School of Management.
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