White Collar Punters: Stealing from the boss to Gamble

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dc.contributor.author Crofts Penelope en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-20T13:01:31Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-20T13:01:31Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_US
dc.identifier 2003001861 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Crofts Penelope 2003, 'White Collar Punters: Stealing from the boss to Gamble', Southhood Press, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 40-52. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1034-5329 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/928
dc.description.abstract Gambling provides a significant motivation for employee theft. Recent research suggests that problem gambling provides a motivation for at least 15% of employee thefts in New South Wales. Problem gamblers may steal from their places of employment either to finance their gambling or to repay gambling debts. The reasons why a person gambles excessively impact upon their offending patterns. Problem gamblers who believe that they will win, may initially 'borrow' money from work, in order to finance additional gambling to win back money they have lost. When they do not win, the continued irrational belief that they will win, provides the motivation to continue stealing in order to provide a big enough stake to win back the money they have lost and stolen. Additionally, if a person gambles to avoid stress or depression, and then steals from work to finance their gambling, this thieving can then become a major cause of stress in and of itself. This leads to sustained stealing from the workplace until the problem gambler is apprehended. en_US
dc.publisher Southhood Press en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://sydney.edu.au/law/criminology/journal/15_01.shtml en_US
dc.title White Collar Punters: Stealing from the boss to Gamble en_US
dc.parent Current Issues in Criminal Justice en_US
dc.journal.volume 15 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Sydney, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 40 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 52 en_US
dc.cauo.name Law en_US


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