Tag: workplace theft
At first, this may seem like an issue that involves only the retailer. However, the decision to ignore generally accepted cash and merchandise controls has far-reaching implications. Read More
For more than 30 years, I have been researching employee theft, occupational crime, employee dishonesty, and workplace deviance. I peruse scholarly journals and academic publications regularly for research studies that could help us all better understand this phenomenon.
This post features a couple of relevant employee theft articles that may shed Read More
“Workplace Theft: An Analysis of Student-Employee Offenders and Job Attributes” is an article authored by Elizabeth Ehrhardt Mustaine (University of Central Florida) and Richard Tewksbury (University of Louisville) and published in the American Journal of Criminal Justice 27:1 (pages 111 – 127, 2002). This employee theft study surveyed a large Read More
“Loss prevention doesn’t handle threats of violence.” This statement was part of the testimony of the vice president of human resources during her deposition where the retailer was being sued for negligent hiring, screening, and security. The multi-million dollar suit followed the conviction of an assistant manager for raping a Read More
EDITORS NOTE: Steven C. Millwee, CPP, is president and CEO of SecurTest, Inc., a national crisis management and applicant-screening firm based in Tampa, Florida. He is author of The SecurTest System, which consists of over 220 applicant and employment questionnaires that focus on workplace violence, theft, work performance, criminal history, Read More