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NCJ Number: 127467 Find in a Library
Title: Government, Ethics, and Managers: A Guide to Solving Ethical Dilemmas in the Public Sector
Author(s): S S Steinberg; D T Austern
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: Praeger Publishers
Westport, CT 06881
Publication Number: ISBN 0-275-93637-6
Sale Source: Praeger Publishers
88 Post Road West
Westport, CT 06881
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This analysis of the ethical dilemmas that confront elected and appointed government officials offers ways to analyze them and describes a series of management strategies designed to prevent unethical behavior.
Abstract: The text also suggests ways to identify a jurisdiction's susceptibility to corruption and presents model policies, procedures, and legislation that could be effective in reducing the opportunity for unethical behavior. An overview presents and analyzes 14 cases involving potential unethical behavior. Further sections explain the motivations for unethical practices, scenarios involving bribes, and specific policies and procedures for preventing and detecting incidents of official corruption. The analysis concludes that the four essential components of ethical government are training, management audits, followup investigations of allegations of unethical or illegal practices, and management control. Chapter notes, appended score sheet for the 14 case examples, index, and 15 references
Main Term(s): Professional conduct and ethics
Index Term(s): Abuse of authority; Code of ethics; Conflict of interest; Corruption of public officials; Public administration
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