Steps to a Successful Ethics Code Update

Steps to a Successful Ethics Code Update

By: Lise M. Dobrin and Dena Plemmons

Have you given your members the best possible guidance for ethical conduct in your industry or profession? Even organizations that have ethics codes on the books need to update them periodically to keep them relevant. The American Anthropological Association's recent ethics code revision is a model of successful collaboration.

Because of the way anthropologists conduct research, they often form extended relationships with the people they study. As a result, anthropologists have long been leaders among social scientists in placing ethics at the forefront of their disciplinary discourse and practice. ...