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McKenzie, Michael A. Ethics in Fire Investigation, Part One. Investigator's Digest. National Fire & Arson Report. Vol. 13. No. 4 (December 1995). p 6-9.

Abstract: This article raises the subject of ethics. If ethics can be defined as ìa system or code of moralsî and ethical defined as "conforming to the standards or conduct of a given profession,"certain questions arise. Are there specific morals that fire investigators should follow? What is the standard to which they must conform? Are fire investigators conforming to standards set forth by their various organizations?

In part one of this two part article, the author begins to present and review the Code of Ethics developed by the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI). The first five points of this ten point of this code are as follows:

I will, as an arson investigator, regard myself as a member of an important and honorable profession.

I will conduct both my personal and official life so as to inspire the confidence of the public.

I will not use my profession and my position of trust for personal advantage or profit.

I will regard my fellow investigators with the same standards as I hold for myself. I will never betray a confidence nor otherwise jeopardize their investigation.

I will regard it my duty to know my work thoroughly. It is my further duty to avail myself of every opportunity to learn more about my profession.

 
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