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NCJ Number: 114133 Find in a Library
Title: Crime Prevention in the Workplace: A Retail Perspective (From Preventing Property Crime, P 101-107, 1987, Dennis Challinger, ed. -- See NCJ-114125)
Author(s): J Rice
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Institute of Criminology
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Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: There are 10 key initiatives to be considered in the control of employee dishonesty in business and commerce.
Abstract: Companies should develop and promulgate an unambiguous and understandable policy statement that clearly defines what is considered deviant behavior for which disciplinary action will be taken and should establish a clearly defined and fair sanction policy for dealing with detected deviance. A structured, preemployment screening procedure should provide for adequate checks on prospective employees at all levels of the organization. A detailed induction program should provide for new employees' understanding and acceptance of the deviance and sanction policies and key loss prevention requirements. Training programs should progressively expose employees to loss prevention policies procedures, and regulations. These should be supplemented with ongoing awareness programs that reiterate the loss prevention concept and maintain employee commitment to it. In addition, organizations should have a simple, effective asset inventory control system that identifies losses and precipitates investigation; procedural controls that make theft more difficult and increase expectations of detection; and a highly visible and effective system for detecting offending employees. Businesses also should constantly review employee relations and job satisfaction levels and correct identified problems and deficiencies. Finally, employees should be provided with the opportunity to contribute to loss prevention initiatives and means for communicating on loss prevention matters.
Main Term(s): Loss controls
Index Term(s): Business security; Employee theft; Work attitudes
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