1st Edition

Policing White-Collar Crime Characteristics of White-Collar Criminals

By Petter Gottschalk Copyright 2014
    340 Pages
    by Routledge

    340 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Combating white-collar crime is a challenge as these criminals are found among the most powerful members of society, including politicians, business executives, and government officials. While there are many approaches to understanding this topic, Policing White-Collar Crime: Characteristics of White-Collar Criminals highlights the importance of police intelligence in confronting these crimes and criminals and focuses on the identification, retrieval, storage, and application of information resources.

    Combining theory with case examples of some of the most notorious criminal enterprises in recent years, the book explores:

    • White-collar crime typologies and characteristics

    • The roles and structure in a white-collar crime enterprise

    • Sociological perspectives on why women are substantially less involved in white-collar crime

    • Why chief executives are vulnerable to the lure of white-collar crime

    • Characteristics of victims who fall prey to these crimes

    Theoretically based yet practitioner-oriented, this book offers a unique study of the contingent approach to policing white-collar criminals—emphasizing the essential elements of information management strategy, knowledge management strategy, information technology strategy, and value configuration in law enforcement. By implementing the techniques presented in this volume, law enforcement organizations can better develop and implement detection and prevention methods. This effective use of the critical element of police intelligence is a powerful tool for circumventing the tactics of white-collar criminals.

    White-Collar Crime Typologies. White-Collar Criminal Typologies. White-Collar Criminal Roles. Women in White-Collar Crime. Stage Model for Female Criminals. Management Positions in Crime. Victims, Detection, and Sector. Statistical Analyses of Crime Sample. Police Value Shop Configuration. Police Information Management Strategy. Police Knowledge Management Strategy. Police Information Systems Strategy. Conclusion. Index.


    Dr. Petter Gottschalk is one of Norway’s leading experts on financial crime and policing. He frequently comments on white-collar criminals and law enforcement in the media and has published extensively in research journals on crime and criminals, policing strategies, and knowledge management strategies. Dr. Gottschalk has conducted extensive empirical research into white-collar criminals on which this book is based. He is a professor in the Department of Leadership and Organizational Psychology at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, where he teaches courses on policing financial crime and information systems strategy.