1) Â What are some examples of ethical decision making that occur in your
past or present job or industry?
2)Â Â Â What are some of the challenges to business ethics faced in today’s
business environment? Provide examples.
3)Â Â Â What are the elements of a crime? What are some examples of crimes
that do not require scienter?
4)Â Â Â What constitutes criminal conduct according to the Racketeer
Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (1970)?
5)Â Â Â What are the consequences of engaging in these activities? Provide
“White-Collar Crime,” in Ch. 22 addresses several forms of white-collar
crime including that of the Ponzi scheme. Also in that section is a
“Business Ethics Perspective”Â Â vignette titled “Epic Fraud: Bernie Madoff’s
Multibillion-Dollar Ponzi Scheme.”
6)Â Â Â What does this example tell you about business ethics and the need
for criminal penalties in order to regulate business?