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Three levels of ethics (of the four) noted in the text include: professional ethics, organizational ethics, and social ethics. Explain each of these forms of ethics. Use examples as needed, to clarify your responses.

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Three levels of ethics (of the four) noted in the text include: professional ethics, organizational ethics, and social ethics. Explain each of these forms of ethics. Use examples as needed, to clarify your responses.
Professional ethics evaluates the moral worth of actions taken because of the specific knowledge that professionals have. For instance, an accountant has specialized knowledge of accounting. if he uses his knowledge to inflate the income of a firm the action ...

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