Chris and Alison Weston (A)
Posted: 2 Feb 2012
Date Written: October 20, 2011
Chris and Alison Weston describe how they, a well-educated middle class couple, ended up committing mail fraud, for which they each served a year and a half in federal prison. The case highlights for students how otherwise upstanding individuals much like themselves can commit crimes without being truly aware that they are doing it.
Learning Objective: Prepare students to make ethically charged decisions by exploring moral disengagement, a process that enables Individuals to engage in negative behaviors, from small misdeeds to great atrocities, without believing they are causing harm or doing wrong.
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