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How People Rationalize Fraud

How People Rationalize Fraud

 If you ask people whether they think stealing is wrong, most of them would answer yes. And yet, in 2013, organizations all over the world lost an estimated total of $3.7 trillion to fraud. This presentation explains how the fraud triangle, (developed by criminologist Donald Cressey) can help us understand how seemingly good people can make unethical decisions in their daily lives.  Published June, 2015. ...

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Helen Hammond
Helen Hammond (Administrator)
51 weeks ago
This is an amazing resource! The quiz, video and supporting resources are very well done and engaging.
Khemtida Petchtam
Khemtida Petchtam (Faculty)
1 year ago
This VDO cartoon is very informative about fraud. Despite that, most people know that stealing is wrong, but why do they steal through fraud? According to this VDO, the 3 conditions that make fraud are pressure, opportunity, and rationalization. The crime triangle theory involves the target, the offender's desire, and opportunity. Nevertheless, in the end, it is the rational choice [free will] of individuals. "Rational Choice theory in criminology" Just like Rita Crundwell, who committed fraud crime for over 20 years due to her position that gave her complete control ever city finances [opportunity]. Is fraud a victimless crime when in fact, it harms real people?
Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: 1 hour
1 year ago
The video presented is very informative and really reflected how people rationalize fraud. It gives us opportunities to evaluate ourselves and improve to be better in our day to day activities.
Dr. L Blue
Dr. L Blue (Faculty)
2 years ago
This animated video is eye-catching and memorable. In teaching a topic, such as fraud, it can be overwhelming, especially when professors are introducing the topic during a class lecture. This video shares some useful information for students to takeaway (3) meaningful aspects - 1) Pressure, 2) Opportunity, and 3) Rationalization. Kelly Richmond Pope introduced a great way to create discussion and possible desire to explore fraud from the legal consideration, financial viewpoint, and consequences of it. Students will hopefully get excited to learn more about "real" fraudulent cases, such as Enron. Great teaching technique!
Time spent reviewing site: 1 hour
Ibidunni Osundare
Ibidunni Osundare (Faculty)
2 years ago
Thanks for joining in Merlot’s presentation in the past week. Pictorial videos could find a company that works on securing foundations of Triangle from attentive responsibility. The careful selections are which the companies until Triangle’s hidden. Thanks for enjoyable, authentic approaches.
Time spent reviewing site: 25 minutes
Ryan Dexter Rahon
Ryan Dexter Rahon (Faculty)
2 years ago
The video was presented in an interesting way. Even though it is short, it is quite informative.
Rebecca Bogie
Rebecca Bogie (Faculty)
3 years ago
This video's animation is engaging and makes the three facets of the fraud triangle more memorable. The length and level of the video is appropriate for an introduction to the topic or a refresher.
Cathy Swift
Cathy Swift (Administrator)
4 years ago
This is a short video that explains the 3 parts of the fraud triangle. It is very clever and helps people understand how easily they can slip into fraudulent situations. Could play this video in class and have a discussion about it when covering fraud
Time spent reviewing site: 15 minutes