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By Roy van den Brink-Budgen

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We need to construct a continuum of choice, showing a range of different options. We need to consider what criteria would be relevant in choosing between the positions on the continuum of choice. We need to look at evidence regarding each of the criteria. At this stage, we have gone a long way in the process of moving towards a decision. The next step is to identify dilemmas. The following would be an example of one that would probably emerge from this process. Should we increase the level of surveillance of people (such as through CCTV and the frequent checking of identity through ID cards) in order to increase levels of personal safety or should we not sacrifice privacy for security?

But, though important, these are questions rather than dilemmas. A dilemma, as we have seen, involves a choice between at least two options. If we wanted to see these questions as dilemmas, we would have to give alternative positions. The following shows how this could work. Should smoking be allowed where the majority of people involved want it to be or should the State enforce a smoking ban for the sake of people's health? In this example, both options could be defended. With the first, we could appeal to the principle of democracy; with the second, we could appeal to the principle of protecting people from harm.

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