Peer Reporting and the Perception of Fairness

S. Douhou, J.R. Magnus, A.H.O. van Soest

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Economic motives are not the only reasons for committing a (small) crime. People consider social norms and perceptions of fairness before judging a situation and acting upon it. If someone takes a bundle of printing paper from the office for private use at home, then a colleague who sees this can either report it or not: peer reporting. We investigate how fairness perception influences peer reporting in this situation of incorrect behavior.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTilburg
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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NameCentER Discussion Paper


  • Peer reporting
  • Perception
  • Social norms
  • Fairness
  • Employee theft
  • Victimization


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