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NCJ Number: 126115 Find in a Library
Title: Snoop's Progress
Journal: Across the Board  Volume:27  Issue:4  Dated:(April 1990)  Pages:24-29
Author(s): C Mellow
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 6
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The new world of business has opened the door to a new world of business crime. Most corporate security departments are suprisingly unequipped to handle high-tech thievery, much less to verify the authenticity of those the company enters into contracts with.
Abstract: Even where manpower is sufficient, it is probably insufficiently skilled. The National Investigative Services Corporation (Niscor) provides investigative services for the corporate community. Currently, the firm is involved in sorting out Florida's title insurance fiasco where insurance agents defrauded their parent companies of sums approaching seven figures. Also likely to seek Niscor's talents are companies that own toxic dump sites and bankrupt savings and loans companies. Almost all of Niscor's investigators are former Internal Revenue Service officials, thus they require little training as investigators, but they do have to be guided through "degovernmentalization," where the end product is arrest. Most of Niscor's clients do not want arrest, but prefer to quickly resolve the problem by firing the embezzler.
Main Term(s): Corporate crimes
Index Term(s): Corporate criminal liability; Corporate self-regulation; Fraud; Professional misconduct
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