Workplace Crime (1978)

The following is a definition of workplace crime developed by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency: “Workplace crime is an ‘intentional act by an employee that results in loss of value or in damage-to the, property of a public or private sector employer; an act that benefits the actor financially or otherwise.”

We, as individuals, can do the following to reduce these crimes, which are immoral acts:

  1. The Public must change its attitudes. Workplace crime is a crime that deserves the full attention of the criminal justice system.
  2. Consumers, who in the end bear the cost of workplace crime, must apply pressure on business and government to end the pervasion of this crime in every segment of business and industry.
  3. Management and Labor must team up to develop and implement mutually acceptable strategies that can be tailored to meet individual needs.
  4. The Criminal Justice System must reorder its priorities to include workplace crime. Appropriations must be increased for investigation and effective prosecution.