Why Good People Do Bad Things: The Psychology of Workplace Deviance (Webinar Archive)

2012 Webinar Image  CPE Credit: 2
Course Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: Experience in the anti-fraud profession and a basic understanding of ethical principles





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

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.

This course fulfills the annual ethics CPE requirement for CFEs. To learn more about the ethics CPE requirement for CFEs, please visit ACFE.com/EthicsCPE.

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PRESENTERS: Don Levonius
RECORDING DATE: March 27, 2014

FIELD OF STUDY: Behavioral Ethics 

Last Updated: February 2018 


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