Entries by Dr. Jonathan Rose, M.D., Ph.D, CPP, PSP, PCI

BUT FOR BAD DECISIONS AND MISTAKES

The late Dr. Donald Cressey was the first to recognize the relationship between behavioral transgressions and the ability to rationalize. As a sociologist and criminologist, Cressey expressed his theory in what has become known as the fraud triangle. Of its three elements, opportunity, motivation and rationalization, according to Cressey organizations can only control opportunity. Though […]

IS YOUR BOSS A PSYCHOPATH?

Hollywood loves psychopaths. The movie Wolf of Wall Street is a prime example of this destructive disorder’s ability to entertain us. The story contains a little bit of everything; financial corruption, lack of impulse control, drugs, sex, money and unbridled greed. It’s also a rags-to-riches and back to rags story of a real-life New York […]

HOPE

The war was not going well. After having spent the winter holed up in Cambridge, General George Washington was anxious to drive the British from Boston. His forces battered after their losses at Bunker Hill, were eager to fight and expel the British once and for all. Washington was no less anxious and was hoping […]

ACTIVE SHOOTER: PREVENTION IS MORE THAN GUARDS, GATES, CAMERAS, FENCES AND LOCKS

Workplace violence touches everyone. It affects the way we think, feel and behave. The threat of workplace violence affects the emotional stability and productivity of our employees, and ultimately our profitability. Although the incidence of actual physical violence at work is relatively low, workplace violence affects the lives of thousands of innocent Americans each year. […]