Policing White-Collar Crime: Characteristics of White-Collar Criminals

1st Edition

Petter Gottschalk

CRC Press
Published December 11, 2013
Reference - 339 Pages - 18 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466591776 - CAT# K20530
Series: Advances in Police Theory and Practice

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Summary

Combating white-collar crime is a challenge as these criminals are found among the most powerful members of society, including politicians, business executives, and government officials. While there are many approaches to understanding this topic, Policing White-Collar Crime: Characteristics of White-Collar Criminals highlights the importance of police intelligence in confronting these crimes and criminals and focuses on the identification, retrieval, storage, and application of information resources.

Combining theory with case examples of some of the most notorious criminal enterprises in recent years, the book explores:

  • White-collar crime typologies and characteristics
  • The roles and structure in a white-collar crime enterprise
  • Sociological perspectives on why women are substantially less involved in white-collar crime
  • Why chief executives are vulnerable to the lure of white-collar crime
  • Characteristics of victims who fall prey to these crimes

Theoretically based yet practitioner-oriented, this book offers a unique study of the contingent approach to policing white-collar criminals—emphasizing the essential elements of information management strategy, knowledge management strategy, information technology strategy, and value configuration in law enforcement. By implementing the techniques presented in this volume, law enforcement organizations can better develop and implement detection and prevention methods. This effective use of the critical element of police intelligence is a powerful tool for circumventing the tactics of white-collar criminals.