Analyzing the Issues: Critical Perspectives on Whistleblowers and Leakers, 1st Edition

  • Rita Santos
  • Published By: Enslow Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0766098621
  • ISBN-13: 9780766098626
  • DDC: 353.4
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 232 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released February 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Whistleblowers and leakers have played a long and influential role in our history. For example, Samuel Shaw, a U.S. midshipman during the Revolutionary War, exposed the torture of British soldiers in 1777. His actions led to the first law protecting whistleblowers in the United States. More recently, Edward Snowden released top-secret National Security Administration (NSA) documents showing the extent of the U.S. surveillance program. His actions have been both criticized and praised. In this text, experts weigh in on the importance of whistleblowers and leakers, and the damage they might cause, so that readers can form their own opinions on this important issue.<\P>

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: What the Academics Say.
2: What the Government and Politicians Say.
3: What the Courts Say.
4: What Advocacy Groups Say.
5: What the Media Say.
6: What Regular Citizens Say.
7: Conclusion.
Chapter Notes.
For More Information.
About the Editor.