Online from: 1993
Subject Area: Accounting and Finance
|Title:||From white-collar crime to red-collar crime|
|Author(s):||Richard G. Brody, (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA), Kent A. Kiehl, (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA)|
|Citation:||Richard G. Brody, Kent A. Kiehl, (2010) "From white-collar crime to red-collar crime", Journal of Financial Crime, Vol. 17 Iss: 3, pp.351 - 364|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/13590791011056318 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the issue of violence with respect to white-collar criminals.
Design/methodology/approach – The analysis is conceptual, focusing on the historical underpinnings of white-collar crime and reviewing the evolution of white-collar criminals.
Findings – Findings suggest that white-collar criminals do display violent tendencies and, contrary to popular belief, can become dangerous individuals.
Practical implications – The paper represents an extremely useful and practical source for fraud examiners and other white-collar crime investigators. Raising the awareness of investigators dealing with white-collar criminals may prevent them from becoming victims of a violent act.
Originality/value – The paper fulfills a need to highlight a dangerous trend with white-collar criminals in that they may be driven to violence against those involved in investigating their crimes.
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