Trapped: When Acting Ethically is Against the Law

Overview

Since Enron's collapse in 2002, the federal government has stepped up its campaign against white-collar crime. In this timely book, John Hasnas reveals how the government's effort to enforce legal rules has created a Catch-22 legal environment in which businesspeople must either act unethically or illegally.

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Overview

Since Enron's collapse in 2002, the federal government has stepped up its campaign against white-collar crime. In this timely book, John Hasnas reveals how the government's effort to enforce legal rules has created a Catch-22 legal environment in which businesspeople must either act unethically or illegally.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781930865884
  • Publisher: Cato Institute
  • Publication date: 3/25/2006
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 7.28 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 The nature of white-collar crime 11
3 Problems of enforcement 15
4 The solutions - corporate criminal responsibility 23
5 The solutions - new offenses 31
6 The solutions - the organizational sentencing guidelines 45
7 Five ethical dilemmas 59
8 Organizational justice 61
9 Privacy 65
10 Confidentiality 69
11 Trust 75
12 Ethical self-assessment 81
13 Conclusion 85
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