A scandal is a widely publicized incident that involves allegations of wrongdoing, disgrace, or moral outrage. Public is of or pertaining to the people relating to or affecting a nation state or community opposed to private; as the public treasury a road or lake An allegation (also called adduction) is a statement of a Fact by a party in a Pleading, which the party claims it will prove Malfeasance in office, or official misconduct, is the commission of an Unlawful act done in an official capacity which affects the performance of official duties Morality (from the Latin la moralitas "manner character proper behavior" has three principal meanings A scandal may be based on reality, the product of false allegations, or a mixture of both. Reality, in everyday usage means "the state of things as they actually exist"
Some scandals are broken by whistleblowers who reveal wrongdoing within organizations or groups, most notably Deep Throat (William Mark Felt) during the 1970s Watergate scandal that involved President Richard Nixon. This is an article about a term For the 2008 RTÉ drama see Whistleblower (TV series. An organization (or organisation &mdash see spelling differences) is a social arrangement which pursues collective goals which controls its own performance and In Sociology, a group can be defined as two or more Humans that interact with one another accept expectations and obligations as members of the group and share a Deep Throat is the Pseudonym given to the secret source who provided information to the Washington Post about the involvement of U William Mark Felt Sr (born August 17, 1913) is a former agent of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, who retired in 1973 This article is about the Decade 1970-1979 For the Year 1970 see 1970. The Watergate complex is an office-apartment-hotel complex built in 1967 in northwest Washington D The Watergate scandals were a series of Political scandals during the presidency of Richard Nixon that resulted in the Indictment of several of Nixon's The President of the United States is the Head of state and Head of government of the United States and is the highest political official in United States by Falsely alleged scandals can lead to witch-hunts against the innocent. "Witch trial" redirects here For the song by Rush, see Fear series. Innocence is a term used to indicate a state of moral purity or general lack of Guilt, with respect to any kind of Crime, Sin, or wrongdoing Sometimes an attempt to cover up a scandal ignites a greater scandal when the cover-up fails. A cover-up is an attempt whether successful or not to conceal evidence of wrong-doing error Incompetence, or other embarrassing information Classes of scandals include:
The United States in the 1950s was swept by a wave of game show scandals. Politics Politics is the process by which groups of people make decisions A political scandal is a Scandal in which Politicians or government officials are accused of engaging in various illegal corrupt, or Unethical Human sexual behavior or different human sexual practices encompass a wide range of activities such as strategies to find or attract partners ( Mating and display A sex scandal is a Scandal involving allegations or information about Embarrassing Sexual activities, such as Adultery, being made public Academic dishonesty or academic misconduct is any type of Cheating that occurs in relation to a formal Academic exercise Sport is an Activity that is governed by a set of rules or Customs and often engaged in competitively This is a list of major Sports Scandals: Black Sox Scandal (1919 Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker 's game fixing The Olympic Games is an international Multi-sport event established for both summer and winter games The term Western world, the West or the Occident ( Latin: occidens -sunset -west as distinct from the Orient) can have multiple meanings The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The 1950s Decade refers to the years of 1950 to 1959 inclusive The American quiz show scandals of the 1950s were the result of the revelation that contestants of several popular Television Quiz shows were secretly Another major type of scandal is a corporate, especially those that involve accounting. A corporate scandal is a Scandal involving allegations of unethical behavior by people acting within or on behalf of a corporation Accountancy or accounting is the measurement statement or provision of assurance about financial information primarily used by Lenders managers, A wave of such scandals swept American companies in 2002. Accounting scandals, or corporate accounting scandals are political and business scandals which arise with the disclosure of misdeeds by trusted executives Generally a company is a form of Business organization. The precise definition varies See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Nineteenth-century Western society's Seven Social Scandals were fraud, bankruptcy, unwed pregnancy, adultery, homosexuality, divorce, and illegitimacy. The 19th century of the Common Era began on January 1, 1801 and ended on December 31, 1900, according to the Gregorian calendar Definition In the absence of agreement about its meaning the term "social" is used in many different senses referring among other things to attitudes In the broadest sense a fraud is a Deception made for personal gain or to damage another individual Bankruptcy is a legally declared inability or impairment of ability of an individual or organization to pay their Creditors Creditors may file a bankruptcy petition against Extramarital sex occurs when a married person engages in Sexual activity with someone other than their marriage partner Pregnancy ( Latin graviditas) is the carrying of one or more offspring known as a Fetus or Embryo, inside the Uterus of a Female Adultery is the voluntary Sexual intercourse between a married person and another person who is not his or her Spouse, though in many places it is Homosexuality refers to sexual behavior with or attraction to people of the same sex or to a Homosexual orientation. Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the termination of a Marriage. In Common law, legitimacy is the status of a Child that is born to parents who are legally married to one another or that is born shortly after the In the United States, scandals are often referred to with a -gate suffix, particularly political ones.