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Question 4: If an employee commits a criminal act his immediate boss can be held responsible but not other members of management or members of the board of directors.

The ANSWER is FALSE. The doctrine of respondeat superior refers to the situation whereby an organization is victimized by their employees. When this is the case, and the employee is acting within the scope of their employment, for the benefit of the organization, the criminal intent and knowledge of employees can be attributed to the organizations to which they work.

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