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1st Edition

Convenience Dynamics and White-Collar Crime

ISBN 9780367544072
Published May 6, 2022 by Routledge
280 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book introduces a dynamic perspective to study white-collar crime. It argues that as personal motives change over time, so too do organizational opportunities, and willingness for deviant behavior.

The work contends that the extent of white-collar crime is dependent on the extent of crime convenience perceived and preferred by potential offenders. It discusses how potential white-collar offenders expand organizational opportunities for financial crime over time. The dynamics are illustrated here by system dynamics models to capture cause and effect relationships. The book also presents a new structural model illustrating the elements of convenience theory along with a new dynamic model illustrating the evolution of white-collar crime. The practical aspects are illustrated with a number of case studies.

The book will be of interest to researchers, academics and professionals working in the areas of Criminal Justice, Criminology, Criminal Law and Business Studies.

Table of Contents

1 Deviant Convenience Structure

2 Deviant Convenience Dynamics

3 Negative Organizational Dynamics

4 White-Collar Convenience Evolution

5 Operationalization of Convenience

6 White-Collar Convenience Themes

7 Social Security Fraud

8 Case Study: FIFA Bidding Process

9 Filling the Governance Gap

10 Case Study: Movie Piracy

11 Stage Model for Offenders

12 Crisis-Response Dynamics

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Petter Gottschalk is a professor in the Department of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Norway. Dr. Gottschalk has published extensively on knowledge management, intelligence strategy, police investigations, white-collar crime, and fraud examinations.