Business Ethics And Moral Motivation: A Criminological Perspective

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White Collar Crime After reading the article “Business Ethics and Moral Motivation: A Criminological Perspective”, it was interesting to see how certain individuals justify their actions. The technique of neutralization that I am most vulnerable to is “everyone else is doing it”. I have always used this excuse while growing up when my parents would try to punish me for something. When I was a child I believed that if someone else could get away with a certain action, then I should be able to as well. I think the root of this thought process was because I have an older sibling. As a teenager, my parents never gave my brother a curfew, but I had one. I had to be home by 9:30pm and my brother could come home until the next day. After obtaining my license and getting a car at the age of 17, I began pushing my curfew until 11:00pm. This was brought on by peer pressure as well because most of my friends did not have a curfew at…show more content…
I do take full responsibility for my actions when I am the only one who engages in that act. However, if someone else is involved and he or she does not get punished, I start to blame the condemner. The reason for this is because the condemnation is unfair since it does not include everyone involved. I remember when I was 16 years old, I managed to get a scratch on my dad’s car. Of course my parents were not happy about this and scolded me for it. I believed that it was unfair because there was a huge dent in the car that my brother caused. However, he was not punished because he is the oldest and I should have learned from his mistakes. I honestly thought that reasoning was injudicious and tried to “turn” the blame around on my parents. As mentioned in the article, this condemnation was unacceptable because someone else who did the same thing was not punished. This is why I believe that this technique of neutralization is relevant to
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