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Crime Prevention and Security Management

White-Collar Crime

Accounts of Offending Behaviour

Authors: Goldstraw-White, J.

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About this book

This book explores the accounts given by white-collar crime offenders to defend their criminal behaviour in order to preserve their characters and social standing. It is based on in-depth interviews with 41 male and female convicted white-collar offenders, who were still serving their sentences in English prisons. Whilst a number of texts have been written about white-collar crime offenders, very few studies have attempted to approach this by examining the actual reasons and motives for their criminal behaviour directly from the offenders. This book aims to make further progress in this area. By exploring the participants' motives, opportunities and morality, this book will make a key contribution to exploring white-collar crime offenders' perspectives of their crimes. This book not only adds to the academic knowledge in this area, but also helps organizations to consider the strengths of their crime prevention methods and appropriateness of their fraud and security policies.

About the authors

JANICE GOLDSTRAW-WHITE is an independent scholar specializing in Criminology who runs her own management and research consultancy, Goldstraw-White Associates, UK, working with academic, private and public sector bodies. Working over 20 years as an accountant mainly in the public sector, she has particular interests in crime in the workplace, fraudster behaviour and the role of women in white-collar crime.

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'Her book - her achievement - is to offer evidence of what fraudsters do, and why [...] it adds up to a most useful and thought-provoking book, that I hope will be picked up (and the contents re-used!?) widely.'

- Professional Security Magazine


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Goldstraw-White, Janice

    Pages 1-8

  • Accounting for Behaviour — Theoretical Approaches

    Goldstraw-White, Janice

    Pages 11-30

  • Undertaking the Research

    Goldstraw-White, Janice

    Pages 31-49

  • Outer-Legal Self and Inner-Moral Self

    Goldstraw-White, Janice

    Pages 53-68

  • Motivation, Opportunity and Rationality

    Goldstraw-White, Janice

    Pages 69-104

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Hardcover $105.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-36907-2
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-36906-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
White-Collar Crime
Book Subtitle
Accounts of Offending Behaviour
Authors
Series Title
Crime Prevention and Security Management
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-35552-1
DOI
10.1057/9780230355521
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-58185-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-36907-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-36906-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 229
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