In this Assignment, you will evaluate Martha Stewart’s case of insider trading and determine if ethics is an influential factor. You will evaluate both sides and give your opinion on whether or not the code of ethics was followed; and your opinion on her conviction and jail sentence.
Martha Stewart and her Investment Counselor were indicted, convicted, and served jail time for insider trading. Go on the Internet and find a scholarly resource about Martha’s case. Study the case and answer the following questions in an analytical essay. Do you think Martha Stewart and her Investment Counselor acted ethically? Evaluate the argument for and against the conviction using your own viewpoint as either pro or con for conviction. Were the codes of ethics followed? Explain.
Assignment Checklist: Write your original response in Standard English using proper APA formatting; paying special attention to grammar, style and mechanics. Respond to the questions in a thorough manner, providing specific examples of concepts and topics from question 1, and specific examples of the impact on you from question 2, and reasons as to whether or not the code of ethics was followed. Ensure that your viewpoint and purpose are clearly stated. Demonstrate logical and appropriate transitions from one idea to another. Your paper should be highly organized, logical and focused. 1-page paper. Please pay close attention to your punctuation, grammar, and sentence structure. Reference and cite any information using APA 6th edition format. Include two scholarly resources.