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Lying in professional situations is a slippery slope: Queen's University expert


Queen’s University professor Jill Scott (Languages, Literatures and Cultures) is able to comment on accusations surrounding the Senate scandal. Professor Scott researches the social dynamics of conflict.

There have been accusations that Senators lied in relation to expense reports. 

“When people find themselves in a professional situation and they have to cover something up it can become a moral dilemma,” says Professor Scott. “Fudging expense reports is a slippery slope. For example, one extra lunch on the company can lead to one extra night in a hotel.”

“The further removed someone is from the money, the less they will think that their spending is a problem.  Taking money from a person is going to be much harder than taking it from a large organization.”

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