Trapped: When Acting Ethically is Against the Law

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Cato Institute, 2006 - Business & Economics - 119 pages
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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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Contents

Introduction
1
THE EVOLUTION OF WHITECOLLAR CRIME
9
The Nature of WhiteCollar Crime
11
Problems of Enforcement
15
The Solutions Corporate Criminal Responsibility
23
The Solutions New Offenses
31
The Solutions The Organizational Sentencing Guidelines
45
THE EFFECT OF THE FEDERAL CAMPAIGN AGAINST WHITECOLLAR CRIME
57
Organizational Justice
61
Privacy
65
Confidentiality
69
Trust
75
Ethical SelfAssessment
81
Conclusion
85
NOTES
97
INDEX
117

Five Ethical Dilemmas
59

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John Hasnas is an associate professor of business at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and a senior fellow at the Cato Institute.

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