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Fraud and Corruption

A Convenience Perspective

by Petter Gottschalk

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Publisher: Universal-Publishers
Pub date: 2019
Pages: 270
ISBN-10: 1627342532
ISBN-13: 9781627342537
Categories: PsychologyPsychologyBusiness & Economics


Fraud and Corruption is at the core of financial crime by white-collar offenders. This book provides an introduction to the shadow economy and presents the theory of convenience for white-collar crime. It explains why so few are willing to blow the whistle on people in the elite for misconduct and crime. The book is aimed at readers who are training for and working in control functions. The book illustrates challenges in controlling public administration by political bodies. Readers will learn the definitions of fraud and corruption, the convenience perspective, the role of whistleblowers, and the importance of fraud and corruption investigations. In addition, it presents updated research on white-collar crime as explained by convenience theory and illustrated by problematic issues such as whistleblower retaliation.

About the Author

Petter Gottschalk is professor in the department of leadership and organizational behavior at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Norway. He has published extensively on knowledge management, police investigation, fraud examination, financial crime and organized crime.