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1.0Introduction………………………………………………………………………..2 2.0Factors that influence individual ethics……………………........………………3 2.1Family influences………………………………………………….…….…3
2.2Peer influences………..……………………………………………….…...4-5
2.3Situational factors…………….………………………………………...…..6 3.0How the rule law can be used as guide to moral choice ………………………7 4.0Conclusion…………………………………………………………………………8 5.0References…………………………………………………………………….…..9

1.0Introduction
According to Ho, J. A., et al. (2012), it stated that ethics can generally be defined as the principles of morally acceptable conduct of individuals. What makes a person to be ethical and unethical? The factors that define ethical behaviours are diverse, but all factors unite when a person makes a final decision on how to act. The factors that influence an individual ethics can be categorised to five points which are family influences, peer influences, situational factors, life experiences, personal values and morals. Although the reasons are variety, but there are easy to be understand. Below are the details of the three factors which are family influence, peer influence, and situational factors that influence an individual ethical behaviours and how the rule law can be used as guide to moral choice.

What is the use of ethics? Ethics need to affect the way an individual behave if the ethical theories are to be useful in practice. A lot of people always behave irrationally. Although they are thinking should take a moral action, they still will follow their “gut instinct”. According to an article found in BBC, it stated that some philosophers think that ethics does do this. They argue that if a person realizes that it would be morally good to do something then it would be irrational for that person not to do it. However, ethics does provide good tools for thinking about moral issues.

2.0Factors that influence individual ethics
2.1Family influences...