Can a geometric figure and a 1970’s theory still be relevant for us today? The book analyzes this question and presents that especially because of its simplicity and clear logic, David Cressey’s Fraud Triangle has not lost anything from its relevance.

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As criminologist he developed the triangle to explain criminal behavior, but as sociologist he did much more, he created a simple model to explain human behavior in groups. Motivation, rationalization and opportunity define which conditions must be given to provoke non-conformal behavior of single participants inside a group. On the other hand the triangle identifies which areas to focus on to prevent possible wrong-doings and implement adequate counter-measures.

Especially in times of business pressures and limited budgets, the book is an ideal starting point to elaborate your own Ethics & Compliance system or adapt an existing one.

Henz, Patrick (2015): “The Geometry of Business Ethics”