Singapore University of Social Sciences

Ethical Issues in Security Enforcement

Ethical Issues in Security Enforcement (SEC347)

Applications Open: 01 May 2024

Applications Close: 15 June 2024

Next Available Intake: July 2024

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1391.78 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Others

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Business


SEC347 Ethical Issues in Security Enforcement is about understanding the ethical considerations in peace time and in war time. It provides a macro-perspective on ethical issues for professionals in the security industry in the public and private sectors. It also explains the concepts of moral obligation to state laws and social norms and examines ethics in security studies cases.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July


  • The history of ethics and integrity in security
  • Ethical humanitarian intervention
  • The responsibility to protect
  • Autonomous weapons and ethical concerns in Security Studies
  • Human intervention and ethics
  • The ethics of privacy
  • Ethics in security surveillance among security forces
  • Moral obligation
  • Moral buffers and moral Injury
  • Ethics and academic integrity at armed forces universities and war colleges
  • International Law and codes of conduct
  • Case Studies in Ethical Security Studies

Learning Outcome

  • Outline the main arguments made in ethics and integrity in Security Studies
  • Rate the nature of human intervention and/or the responsibility of protection
  • Analyze the ethical dimension of the use of autonomous weapons
  • Distinguish between security moral dilemmas in privacy and surveillance
  • Evaluate the meaning of integrity and moral obligation in security
  • Develop ethical arguments to support a response to a given case study
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