Following years of corporate scandals, companies and other large organizations have increasingly focused on developing compliance and ethics (C\u0026E) programs to prevent and detect illegal and unethical conduct. Simultaneously, there has developed a field of people who design and implement these programs—C\u0026E professionals. Yet, so much of this field is intertwined with human resources that it is essential for HR professionals to make the most of this growing development.\r\nWhat is it that C\u0026E professionals do? They work in companies to prevent and detect misconduct. In a sense they are corporate crime-fighters inside companies. This is a multidisciplinary field, drawing on such areas as law, risk management, internal audit, security, IT, communications and HR. Although it includes compliance with the law, it is not the practice of law. Lawyers interpret the law, C\u0026E professionals make sure all parts of the company understand and follow it, converting legal advice into operational reality.