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Author Doeden, Matt, author.

Title Whistle-blowers : exposing crime and corruption / Matt Doeden. [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Publication Info. Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (96 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
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Contents Introduction: a moral dilemma -- Whistleblowing 101 -- Traitor or hero?: the saga of Edward Snowden -- Exposing big tobacco: Jeffrey Wigand takes on Brown & Williamson -- Corrupt peacekeepers: exposing human trafficking in Bosnia -- Deep Throat: bringing down a president -- A rookie's decision: exposing corruption in law enforcement -- What is enough?: Mike McQueary and the Penn State abuse scandal -- Is it worth it?
Summary Sex abuse. Government spying on civilians. Lying under oath. These aren't the makings for crime novels'they're real-life stories uncovered by whistle-blowers with knowledge of deep, dark secrets. In one headline-grabbing case, Edward Snowden, an information technology specialist, revealed unauthorized US government surveillance around the globe. In another, Kathryn Bolkovac, a United Nations International Police Force monitor, went public with the involvement of UN peacekeeping forces in sex trafficking in war-torn Bosnia. In the 1990s, Jeffrey Wigand, corporate vice president at cigarette manufacturer Brown & Williamson, went public with a report of the ways in which Big Tobacco was lying about the health risks of smoking. In earlier decades, a whistle-blower known only as Deep Throat helped Washington Post reporters track down a plot to bring down the Democratic Party during a presidential election season'a cover-up that went straight to the White House. What drives whistle-blowers to go public with what they know' Is it ethical to breach confidentiality' What laws protect a whistle-blower' And what about the shattered lives that lie in the wake of exposing crime and corruption' Follow the complex stories behind intricate webs of deceit. Listen to whistle-blowers explain their motives. Then decide for yourself if it's worth it to blow the whistle on crime and corruption.
Audience 1160 Lexile.
Note 1160 Lexile.
Summary Describes what drives some whistle-blowers to publicly release confidential information, and provides case studies of such high-profile whistle-blowers as Edward Snowden, Kathryn Bolkovac, and Jeffrey Wigand.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 87-88) and index.
Contents Blowing the whistle -- Deep Throat: bringing down a president -- Exposing big tobacco: Jeffrey Wigand takes on Brown & Williamson -- Corrupt peacekeepers: exposing human trafficking in Bosnia -- A rookie's decision: exposing corruption in law enforcement -- In the dark shadows of college football: Mike McQueary and the Penn State abuse scandal -- Traitor or hero?: the saga of Edward Snowden.
Subject Whistle blowing -- Juvenile literature.
Corruption -- Prevention -- Juvenile literature.
Crime prevention -- Juvenile literature.
Ethics -- Juvenile literature.
Whistle blowing.
Corruption -- Prevention.
Crime prevention.
Ethics.
Genre Electronic books.
Other Form: Electronic reproduction of (manifestation): Doeden, Matt. Whistle-blowers Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, [2015] 9781467742092 (DLC) 2014011850 (OCoLC)875884419
ISBN 9781467763127 : $33.32
1467763128 : $33.32
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