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NCJ Number: 171180 Find in a Library
Title: Economic Crime in Poland During the Period of Changes in the Social and Economic System (Select Problems) (From EuroCriminology, Volume 10, P 201-225, 1996, Brunon Holyst, ed. - See NCJ-171167)
Author(s): B Holyst
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 25
Sponsoring Agency: Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press
Sale Source: Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: Poland
Annotation: This article examines the rise and consequences of economic crime in Poland since 1989.
Abstract: The article discusses changes affecting the economic life of the country, changes resulting at least in part from the insufficient adaptation of security systems to the new situation. The article also notes transformations in the perpetrators themselves. They constitute a new category of criminals who hold high positions in the social and political hierarchy, and who treat their economic activity, conducted by dishonest means, as normal business ventures. The country has attempted to deal with economic crime through legislation. New laws exact penalties for money laundering, for insurance frauds, and for certain banking irregularities. In addition, a new law introduced the crime of abusing trust and describes penalties for persons or organizations abusing fiscal responsibilities and obligations. Other economic crimes dealt with in new legislation include seizure of property, cross-border crimes, tax crimes, and intellectual and industrial piracy crimes. Notes, tables
Main Term(s): World criminology
Index Term(s): Abuse of authority; Corruption of public officials; Criminal infiltration of business; Foreign criminal justice systems; Poland; Professional misconduct; State-corporate crime; White collar crime; White collar offenders
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