Studying fraud as white collar crime

Geoff Smith, Mark Button, L. Johnston, Kwabena Frimpong

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Whether it takes place in the corridors of power, the business board-room or via your email inbox, fraud influences our daily lives. It costs governments worldwide billions per year and is often thought to have far greater reach across society than any other criminal offence. This book examines and exposes fraud as one of the most devastating white collar crimes faced by society today. Studying Fraud as White Collar Crime is an engaging introduction to the diverse, serious and often overlooked crime of fraud. The book: -carefully introduces key terms and concepts; -examines the difficulty of defining and tackling fraud; -uses handy crime snapshots that show fraud in action; -delves into detailed analysis of real life scenarios in case study chapters; -shows how fraud works at individual, organizational and transnational levels. From fraud prevention and regulation to Ponzi schemes and insider trading, the book covers a broad range of issues and debates in a clear and accessible way. This wide ranging view of fraud is an indispensable introduction to a complex topic for all students of criminology, sociology and law.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages264
ISBN (Print)9780230542495
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010


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