The American Sociological Association’s (ASA’s) Code of Ethics
The American Sociological Association’s (ASA’s) Code of Ethics sets forth the principles and ethical standards that underlie sociologists’ professional responsibilities and conduct. The Ethical Standards set forth enforceable rules for conduct by sociologists.
Membership in the ASA commits members to adhere to the ASA Code of Ethics and to the Policies and Procedures of the ASA Committee on Professional Ethics. Members are advised of this obligation upon joining the Association and that violations of the Code may lead to the imposition of sanctions, including termination of membership.
The Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology (AACS) Code of Ethics
We, the members of the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology, as sociological practitioners, are committed to increasing the knowledge of social behavior and to using this knowledge to promote human welfare and to address issues of societal importance. While pursuing these endeavors, we make every effort to protect the welfare of any individual, group, or organization we study or assist. We use our skills only for purposes consistent with these values and do not knowingly permit their misuse by others. While demanding the freedom of inquiry and communication, sociological practitioners accept the responsibilities that these freedoms require.