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NCJ Number: 167026 Find in a Library
Title: How Much Does White Collar Crime Cost?
Author(s): J C Helmkamp; K J Townsend; J A Sundra
Corporate Author: National White Collar Crime Ctr
Training and Research Institute
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 21
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
National White Collar Crime Ctr
Morgantown, WV 26505
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National White Collar Crime Ctr
Training and Research Institute
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Suite 26505
Morgantown, WV 26505
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper discusses the problems associated with estimates of the annual costs of white-collar crimes and addresses the difficulties associated with available white-collar crime data and limitations in studying the financial impact of white collar crimes on individuals, families, and society.
Abstract: Information on white-collar crimes was obtained from library searches, book reviews, professional meetings, and other sources. In addition, searches conducted using the Internet identified many new and nontraditional sources of white-collar crime information. Costs are estimated for employee theft, cargo theft, health care fraud, consumer and personal fraud, insurance fraud, corporate tax fraud, computer-related and other high-tech crime, check fraud, counterfeiting, telecommunications fraud, credit and debit card fraud, corporate financial crime, money laundering, savings and loan fraud, coupon and rebate fraud, and arson for profit. Annual losses from the preceding white-collar crimes are estimated at $426 billion to $1.7 trillion. 74 references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Arson for profit; Bank fraud; Business crime costs; Check fraud; Computer related crime; Consumer fraud; Corporate crimes; Counterfeiting; Coupon fraud; Credit card fraud; Employee theft; Insurance fraud; Medical fraud; Money laundering; Tax evasion; Theft offenses; Violent crimes
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