Quieta movere magna merces videbatur: Integrity Issues Impacting on the Provision of Forensic Services

James Robertson

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Abstract

The Collins English dictionary defines integrity as follows: 1. Adherence to moral principles; honesty 2. The quality of being unimpaired; soundness 3. Unity; wholeness. When either an individual or a group do not act 'in accordance with the principles of conduct that are considered correct', that is, in an ethical manner, their integrity is at the very least compromised and they may be seen to be corrupt. Corruption does not necessarily mean that bribery or even dishonest practices must be involved. Ethical behaviour also includes acting in accordance with the conduct and principles of a given profession or group.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-97
Number of pages11
JournalAustralian Journal of Forensic Sciences
Volume31
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

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