Thanks to our friends at PursuitMag.com for posting 'Legal Pitfalls, Ethical Perils, and Moral Quandaries for Professional Investigators' at http://pursuitmag.com/ethical-legal-moral-private-investigators
As professional investigators, we have certain legal, ethical, and moral obligations. The problem is: not everybody agrees on what those are.
For apprentice investigators and veterans alike, our legal obligations lie at the foundation of everything we do. But ethical and moral professional behavior reside in murkier areas, with very unclear boundaries.
You can also download our FREE Ethics Book for PIs and Attorneys. The value and importance of our professional ethics cannot be overstated. Ethics are often seen as morals, they are not, though one will impact the other. Morals behavioral guides that are personal and individualistic. Ethics are rules of behavior for an individual through a group – such as an association or profession.