The ethics of the Penn State scandal

Gerald "Jerry" Sandusky
Gerald "Jerry" Sandusky, center, is placed in a police car in Bellefonte, Pa. Sandusky, a former member of the Penn State football coaching staff, is charged with sexually abusing eight boys.
AP Photo/Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, Commonwealth Media Services

Among the many issues raised by the scandal at Penn State, some observers are focused on one: How could so many people be aware of the alleged sexual abuse of a child and not alert the police? Midmorning examines what happens when people fail to do the right thing.


Daryl Koehn: Professor in the ethics and business law department at St. Thomas University, and author of "The Nature of Evil."

Jack Marshall: President of Proethics, an ethics and training firm.

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