Why Study NSPE BER Decisions?
Research testbed
NSPE Board of Ethical Review decisions from 1958
1998.
NSPE Code of Ethics: ~75 individual code provisions
Over 400 published cases
Accessible on-line
Decided by a board of 5 to 7 professional engineers
In each, Board explains decision:
states facts,
makes decision, and
cites relevant provisions of ethics code.