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White-Collar Crime in the Shadow Economy

Lack of Detection, Investigation and Conviction Compared to Social Security Fraud

Benefits

  • Asks why so many white-collar criminals are never detected, investigated, prosecuted, and convicted

  • Provides insights into the methodologies for investigating the shadow economy

  • Brings much-needed expertise from Business and Management to the field of white-collar crime

Open Access
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Petter Gottschalk, Lars Gunnesdal
    Pages 1-14 Open Access
  3. Petter Gottschalk, Lars Gunnesdal
    Pages 15-25 Open Access
  4. Petter Gottschalk, Lars Gunnesdal
    Pages 27-35 Open Access
  5. Petter Gottschalk, Lars Gunnesdal
    Pages 37-48 Open Access
  6. Petter Gottschalk, Lars Gunnesdal
    Pages 49-55 Open Access
  7. Petter Gottschalk, Lars Gunnesdal
    Pages 57-66 Open Access
  8. Petter Gottschalk, Lars Gunnesdal
    Pages 67-72 Open Access
  9. Petter Gottschalk, Lars Gunnesdal
    Pages 73-87 Open Access
  10. Petter Gottschalk, Lars Gunnesdal
    Pages 89-110 Open Access
  11. Petter Gottschalk, Lars Gunnesdal
    Pages 111-134 Open Access
  12. Petter Gottschalk, Lars Gunnesdal
    Pages E1-E1 Open Access
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 135-155

About this book

Introduction

This open access book examines the magnitude, causes of, and reactions to white-collar crime, based on the theories and research of those who have uncovered various forms of white-collar crime. It argues that the offenders who are convicted represent only ‘the tip of the iceberg’ of a much greater problem: because white-collar crime is forced to compete with other kinds of financial crime like social security fraud for police resources and so receives less attention and fewer investigations. Gottschalk and Gunnesdal also offer insights into estimation techniques for the shadow economy, in an attempt to comprehend the size of the problem. Holding broad appeal for academics, practitioners in public administration, and government agencies, this innovative study serves as a timely starting point for examining the lack of investigation, detection, and conviction of powerful white-collar criminals.


Keywords

convenience theory financial crime risk crime prevention fraud organised crime police investigation social security Shadow Economy detection investigation convictions prosecution tip of the iceberg police resources crime detection theory open access

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.BI Norwegian Business SchoolOsloNorway
  2. 2.Manifest AnalysisOsloNorway

About the authors

Petter Gottschalk is a professor in the department of leadership and organizational behavior at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Norway. 

Lars Gunnesdal is an economist at the think tank Manifest Center for Social Analysis in Oslo, Norway. 


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