– Ethics

 Identify the moral issue(s) and the parties involved; identify what virtues are at stake or which relationships of care are at stake.

In studying the subculture of a particular group, a sociologist must be accepted by the people and gain their trust. One such researcher is studying the people in an urban slum. She learns through their confidence that certain members of the community are involved in a car-theft ring. She does not report them to the police.