1st Edition

Fraud Examinations in White-Collar Crime Investigations Convenience Themes and Review Maturity

By Petter Gottschalk Copyright 2023
    234 Pages 33 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book reviews a range of reports written by fraud examiners after completing internal investigations. These reports are normally kept secret and are the property of client organizations, which do not wish to disclose potential wrongdoing that can harm the reputation of the businesses.

    Fraud Examinations in White-Collar Crime Investigations was able to retrieve several recent reports, including foreign aid kickbacks, Russian favors to the Biathlon president, and Leon Black’s deals with Jeffrey Epstein. While not claiming that the obtained reports are representative for the outcome of the private investigation industry, the reports do provide insights into the variety of issues that fraud examiners address in their internal investigations and the quality of their work. This book identifies convenience themes and assesses investigation maturity across the reports analyzed. It considers the motives of and opportunities for white-collar criminals, as well as their willingness to engage in unlawful activity, and assesses to what extent fraud examiners are either efficient or deficient in their work.

    A compelling read, this book will appeal to students and scholars of criminology, sociology, law, and politics, and all those interested in fraud examinations in relation to white-collar crime.

    Introduction 1.Leon Black Deals with Jeffrey Epstein  2.University President Solo Project  3.University Coach Causing Donations  4.Cruise Reluctance at Virus Outbreak  5.Russian Favors to Biathlon President  6.Foreign Aid Local Kickback Schemes  7.Camaraderie in Peninsula Business  8.Mayor Reprisal Against Employee  9.Municipal Benefits to Relatives  10.Victimization of Social Security Clients  11.Donald Trump Investigations  12.South Sudan Financial Flows  13.Danish Bestseller in Myanmar  14.Embezzlement of Client Funds  15.Fraud Examination Comparison  16.Stigma or Competition Effects  Conclusion



    Petter Gottschalk is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at BI Norwegian Business School, Norway.