Together, Reducing Fraud Worldwide

Why Good People Do Bad Things: The Psychology of Workplace Deviance

March 27, 2014 at 2:00 PM EDT

Duration: 100
CPE Credit: 2

Description: Knowing how employees commit fraud isn't enough. Investigators must recognize why dishonest employees steal from their organizations in the first place. This session focuses on the psychology of workplace deviance and fraud to help attendees recognize that good people sometimes do bad things for what they believe are good reasons. Being able to discern what really motivates dishonest employees to steal will not only improve your investigative skills, it will significantly enhance your ability to demonstrate empathy during interviews and increase the number of confessions you obtain.

Field of Study: Behavioral Ethics
Meets ACFE Ethics Requirements: Yes
Course Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite (recommended): Experience in the anti-fraud profession regardless of industry and a basic understanding of ethical principles
Advanced Preparation: None
Last Review Date: March 2014

You Will Learn How To:

  • Recognize the widespread and costly nature of employee theft and fraud
  • Determine the complexity of ethical decision making
  • Differentiate between moral and conditioned honesty
  • Compare contrasting views of behavioral ethics
  • Recognize rationalizations indicative of moral disengagement and deviance
  • Identify why and how management should develop a culture of integrity

Who Should Attend:

  • Detectives and private investigators
  • Internal and external auditors, CPAs, CAs and forensic accountants
  • Loss prevention and security professionals
  • Attorneys, legal professionals and law enforcement personnel
  • Employees of state, municipal and federal agencies
  • Governance, risk management and compliance officers
  • Certified Fraud Examiners and other anti-fraud professionals

Delivery Format: QAS Self-Study

Don Levonius
Principal Consultant,
Victory Performance Consulting





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To obtain CPE Credit for this self-study course, you must complete the webinar and then take and pass the exam. Instructions at the end of the webinar to acquire a link and password to obtain CPE Credit are for the live version only.


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