Therefore, Chris and Alison were involved in the eight types of moral disengagement. Accordingly, moral justification involves morally wrong acts and framing it to justify in the context of the greater good. For example, Chris suggested that Alison open up the company with her maiden name. Thus, Chris omitted information about hiring his wife’s staffing company, to avoid uncomfortable situations. As a result, Chris justified that he had the authority to hire all of the resources he needed to get the job …show more content…
Thus, Alison mentions that all Chris had to do was push the enter button on the computer to approve an invoice every few months seemed minor compared to the other situations happening throughout the company. As a result, all Chris had to do was push small button to approve, and in a few days they would have a check send to Alison’s PO Box.
Also, dehumanization frames the victims of ones actions by claiming they don’t deserve human moral regard. As a result, Chris mentioned that his company was known for breaking a lot of state and federal employment and safety regulation. Therefore, Chris concluded that, since these guys were screwing everyone over, the least they could do for him was to allow him to continue doing what he did. Thus, Chris believed that the company should let him steal from them, since the company was doing unethical and illegal things that were affecting other people.
Furthermore, displacement of responsibility is when someone blames the authority figures for their unethical behavior. For example, Alison did not question Chris when he would tell her to “check on some things, or we were going over human resources plans”. Alison, simply suggested that she did what she was told, and that is how she justified the costs of the