TITLE

Examining the Relationship Between Personality Characteristics and Unethical Behaviors Resulting in Economic Crime

AUTHOR(S)
Elliott, Rebecca T.
PUB. DATE
November 2010
SOURCE
Ethical Human Psychology & Psychiatry;2010, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p269
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The current downward economic spiral in the United States has forced difficult, sometimes unethical financial decisions brought to public attention by high-profile offenders. Previous research has not supported personality as a significant factor in white-collar crime (Alalehto, 2003; Blickle, Schlegel, Fassbender, & Klein, 2006; Freeley, 2006). Current data and small research efforts indicate that some personality traits are more evident than others in the case of economic crime. Systematically examining personality traits as a factor in instances of embezzlement and fraudulent acts may provide insight into profiling or deterring criminal behavior. Research examining personality and fraudulent behavior is warranted.
ACCESSION #
55583489

 

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