Enforcement

… a core term used in Ethics, Rights, and Accountability and Atlas111M

Definition

Enforcement refers to the processes by which an organization or other entity ensures compliance with its rules, regulations, policies, obligations (contractual or otherwise), or other codes of conduct by the organization/entity or by specified individuals under the control of the organization/entity.

For example, governments frequently conduct enforcement activities to ensure that citizens comply with various legal or regulatory obligations (frequently termed “law enforcement”). Governments also routinely enforce various internal policies and regulations to ensure compliance amongst staff.

Atlas topic, subject, and course

Responsibility and Accountability (core topic) in Ethics, Rights, and Accountability and Atlas111M Ethics.

Sources

http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/compliance.html, accessed 31 May 2016.

Business Dictionary, at http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/enforcement.html, accessed 31 May 2016.

Wikipedia, at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_enforcement, accessed 31 May 2016.

Page created by: Dave Marshall, last modified by Ian Clark on 31 May 2016.