Explaining White-Collar Crime

The Concept of Convenience in Financial Crime Investigations

  • Petter Gottschalk

Table of contents

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About this book


This book introduces 'convenience' as the key concept to explain financial crime by white-collar criminals. Based on a number of fraud examination- reports from the United States and Norway, the book documents empirical evidence of convenience among white-collar criminals. It advances our understanding of white-collar crime by drawing attention to private investigation reports by fraud examiners and financial crime specialists, who are in the growing business of fraud investigations. Reports of investigations have never before been researched in terms of white-collar criminals nor crime convenience. Reports of investigations by auditing and law firms represent a valuable empirical basis – in addition to court documents and other sources of information about financial crime. A methodical and well-researched study, this book will be of particular interest to scholars of criminological theory and law – in addition to ethics courses in business schools.

Petter Gottschalk has taught White-Collar Crime Investigations at Henley C. Lee College of Criminal Justice, USA, and has published extensively on knowledge management, financial crime and police investigations.


Economics Organization Fraud examination Convenience Criminal activity

Authors and affiliations

  • Petter Gottschalk
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  1. 1.Dept. of Leadership and Org. BehaviorBI Norwegian Business SchoolOsloNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-44985-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-44986-9
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