Homework 6 – CS 3162 Your Name: _____________
Subject: The ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
Professional Responsibility in Computer Science and Software Engineering
Due: Friday, November 27, 2020 by midnight
Please answer the following few questions below and then write a critique and assessment of the ACM
Code of Ethics and Professional Behavior below. (You can find this on our eLearning site.) You can edit this
document or hand-write your answers. Either way, please make a PDF or DOC of your homework and
upload it to the eLearning site. You may use as many pages as you’d like for writing your answers. And
please use a font size of 11 or even 12, or if you handwrite your answers, please make sure your writing is
incredibly neat and legible.
- When was the latest version of the ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibilities written?
- The Letter from the President (p.3) says, “Computing Professionals are the first line of defense
against the misuse of technology.” Why do you think they say that? Do you agree? If you agree,
what are some examples of what you can do to effectuate this in your career/life?
- The middle of that same page (p.3) says the ACM Code is designed in part to “exhort us, as
professionals, to develop not only our technical abilities” but also our what? Is that other thing
really necessary and/or important? Why or why not?
- Write a review and critique of the ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility. Write
somewhere between 300-500 words, but write good, insightful words regardless. You should
address at least the points made on pages 3 and 4, Section 2 on Professional Responsibilities, and
one or more of the case studies at the end.