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Journal of Financial Crime

ISSN: 1359-0790

Online from: 1993

Subject Area: Accounting and Finance

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From white-collar crime to red-collar crime


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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
Keywords:Crimes, Violence
Article type:Research paper
DOI:10.1108/13590791011056318 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Abstract:

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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