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NCJ Number: 157961 Find in a Library
Title: Morals in Business
Journal: Justitiele Verkenningen  Volume:21  Issue:4  Dated:(May 1995)  Pages:complete issue
Editor(s): B A M van Stokkom
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 177
Sponsoring Agency: Netherlands Ministry of Justice
2500 Eh the Hague, Netherlands
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: Dutch
Country: Netherlands
Annotation: This volume focuses on the role of morality and ethical codes in the prevention of corporate crime.
Abstract: The first article argues that the moral concept of integrity also applies to the fulfillment of professional responsibility while the second article maintains that--rather than following a predetermined code--companies must set good examples for public conduct in their business practices. Next, the twelve dilemmas companies face when developing an ethical code are described. The fourth article surveys the characteristics and application of ethical codes in 35 Dutch companies; it was found that, even when such codes exist, they are not used to prevent crime. In the following article, voluntary criminal audits conducted by independent trained researchers are introduced as important deterrents to business crime. The sixth article reports on international experiences with increased scrutiny of corporate governance and internal control, while the final article argues that lawyers represent the business interests of their clients rather than the ideals of their profession.
Main Term(s): Foreign crime prevention
Index Term(s): Code of ethics; Corporate crimes; Professional conduct and ethics
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