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Regulating Fraud (Routledge Revivals)

White-Collar Crime and the Criminal Process, 1st Edition

By Michael Levi


386 pages

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First published in 1987, this book discusses white-collar or commercial crime which has grown to be a major issue in our society today. Looking at research from North America and Britain, the book explores the way fraudsters are treated. It draws on various disciplines including Economics, Law, Politics, and Sociology in order to show the frequency and impact of different types of fraud. In this book, Dr. Levi introduces the reader to the key areas of debate: What pressures influence the law on fraud? How do state agencies, self-regulatory bodies, or other professionals police fraud? To what extent are money-laundering and international organized crime breaking down the distinction between policing of the underworld and the upperworld? Dr. Levi concludes with an analysis of national and international policy trends in relation to fraud.

This book will be of interests to students of criminology, politics, and the sociology of law as well as to practicing lawyers and other professionals in the business sector.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Table of statuettes; Table of cases; Glossary of financial terms; Preface: The academic content of this study; 1. Introduction 2. The impact of commercial fraud 3. Attitudes to commercial crime 4. Economic interests, law, and the politics of fraud control 5. The reporting and policing of commercial fraud 6. The prosecution and trial of commercial fraud 7. The sentencing of commercial fraud 8. Controlling the fraud business: current trends and future prospects; Bibliography; Name index; Subject index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology