From: Gary Clark <email@example.com>
To: ASA Executive Office <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: response from ASA
Felice J. Levine
American Sociological Association
Dear Felice J. Levine:
By your response, quoted below, you have indicated to me that the American Sociological Association is NOT a professional organization. It is, apparently, an associationa of charlatins, cheats and incompetents.
The issue of internal discipline of an ASA member, as covered under Section V of the ASA Code of Ethics is not at issue here. Section V DOES NOT COVER the type of circumstance at issue here, namely the need for rescisssion, in public, of an award presented to one of its members for fraudulant work.
The work in question is clearly fraudulant and the award for the work is a reward by the ASA for fraudulant work. So long as the ASA refuses to rescind this award then the whole body of the ASA becomes a party to the fraud and an endorser of fraudulant practices.
By so doing, the ASA brands itself as an associationa of charlatins, cheats and incompetents.
And do not again insult my intelligence by responding to this e-mail as an "inquiry." It is not an "inquiry" and my previous e-mail was not an inquiry either. This e-mail is A DEMAND FOR ACTION BY THE ASA not an inquiry.
Any further such condescending response from you will be interpreted by me as your personal endorsement of and support for the fraudulant research and publication by Lenore Weitzman.
>Dear Gary Clark:
>I am in receipt of your inquiry. The American Sociological Association >(ASA) and its members are governed by the ASA Code of Ethics. The Code >sets forth the requirements for the ethical behavior of its members. >Complaints concerning the ethical conduct of members of the Association >must conform to >the rules and procedures outlined in Section V of the Code.
>A copy of the Code of Ethics of the American Sociological Association is >available on the ASA Home Page (http://www.asanet.org/).
>Felice J. Levine
>American Sociological Association