Chapter 4

Ethics

Abstract

The definition of ethics is addressed in detail in this chapter. Ethical violations and the proper reporting of such violations are two points that are emphasized. A code of ethics is outlined, along with several case studies that will clarify the information.

Keywords

Bribes; Integrity; Morals; Sexual harassment
Much has been written recently concerning ethics in the United States. Most of the time, when we read about violations of recognized ethical standards, we associate the conduct with business fraud of some sort. As security officers, the foundation of our very existence rests on the refusal of certain people to act in an ethical manner at all times. If people did not steal, cheat, rob, vandalize, or otherwise destroy ...

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