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Why Good People Do Bad Things

Why Good People Do Bad Things
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2 Credits


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.


Experience in the anti-fraud profession and a basic understanding of ethical principles

You Will Learn How To:

Compare contrasting views of behavioral ethics

Determine the complexity of ethical decision making

Differentiate between moral and conditioned honesty

Identify why and how management should develop a culture of integrity

Recognize rationalizations indicative of moral disengagement and deviance

Recognize the widespread and costly nature of employee theft and fraud

CPE Information

This course fulfills the annual ethics CPE requirement for CFEs. Learn more about the ethics CPE requirements for CFEs.
CPE Credit: 2 Credits
NASBA Information: Behavioral Ethics
Advanced Preparation: None
Last Updated: February 2024
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study


Don Levonius - Speaker


CPE Credit

Please note: To be eligible for CPE credit, you must complete the final exam within one year of purchase date. You may only claim CPE credit for a course once.

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The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org/.  

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