Ethical dilemma

You have a best friend who has confessed a terrible secret to you. Today the man is married and has two children. He has a good family, a good life, and is a good citizen. However, 14 years earlier he killed a woman. A homeless person was accused of the crime but died before he could be tried and punished. Nothing good can come of this man’s confession.

His family will suffer, and no one is at risk of being mistaken as the murder.

What would you advise him to do? (Some may recognize this dilemma as coming from Dostoyevsky’s “The Brothers Karamazov”).

Your response will be a minimum of 400 words in an APA format with examples to support your position.




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