Fraud and corruption : major types, prevention, and control / Peter C. Kratcoski and Maximilian Edelbacher, editors

Contributor(s): Kratcoski, Peter C, 1936- [editor] | Edelbacher, Max [editor] | Ohio Library and Information NetworkMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018]Description: 1 online resource (XIX, 301 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783319923338; 3319923331Subject(s): Corruption -- Prevention | Fraud -- Prevention | White collar crimesGenre/Form: Electronic books Additional physical formats: Printed edition:: No title; Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 345.0268 LOC classification: HV8079.W47Online resources: OhioLINK Connect to resource | SpringerLink Connect to resource | SpringerLink Connect to resource (off-campus)
Contents:
Part I. Introduction: Fraud and corruption -- Introduction: Overview of major types of fraud and corruption -- Fraud and corruption: a European perspective -- Convenience theory on crime in the corporate sector -- Identifying and preventing gray corruption in Australian politics -- Fraud and fraudulent business practices related to the East Japan Earthquake -- Fraud and corruption in the health sector in the United States -- Corruption and fraud in policing -- Fraud and corruption in times of disaster -- Part II. Introduction: methods to prevent fraud and corruption -- Fraud and corruption in the insurance industry: and Australian perspective -- Challenges in controlling, combating, and preventing corruption in developing countries -- Fraud examiners in private investigations of White-Collar crime -- Combating political corruption: the case of Armenia in the context of the United Nations Convention against corruption -- Systematic corruption: weapons of the twenty-first century, organized crime and the mafia -- Perspectives on fraud and corruption in the future
Summary: This textbook provides an overview of the major types of fraud and corrupt activities found in private and public agencies, as well as the various methods used to prevent fraud and corruption. It explores where opportunities for fraud exist, the personal characteristics of those who engage in fraud, as well as their prevention and control. This work covers fraud in the financial sector, insurance, health care, and police organizations, as well as cybercrime. It covers the relationship between fraud, corruption, and terrorism; criminal networks; and major types of personal scams (like identity theft and phishing). Finally, it covers the prevention and control of fraud, through corporate whistle blowing, investigative reporting, forensic accounting, and educating the public. This work will be of interest to graduate-level students (as well as upper-level undergraduates) in Criminology & Criminal Justice, particularly with a focus on white collar and corporate crime, as well as related fields like business and management
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Part I. Introduction: Fraud and corruption -- Introduction: Overview of major types of fraud and corruption -- Fraud and corruption: a European perspective -- Convenience theory on crime in the corporate sector -- Identifying and preventing gray corruption in Australian politics -- Fraud and fraudulent business practices related to the East Japan Earthquake -- Fraud and corruption in the health sector in the United States -- Corruption and fraud in policing -- Fraud and corruption in times of disaster -- Part II. Introduction: methods to prevent fraud and corruption -- Fraud and corruption in the insurance industry: and Australian perspective -- Challenges in controlling, combating, and preventing corruption in developing countries -- Fraud examiners in private investigations of White-Collar crime -- Combating political corruption: the case of Armenia in the context of the United Nations Convention against corruption -- Systematic corruption: weapons of the twenty-first century, organized crime and the mafia -- Perspectives on fraud and corruption in the future

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This textbook provides an overview of the major types of fraud and corrupt activities found in private and public agencies, as well as the various methods used to prevent fraud and corruption. It explores where opportunities for fraud exist, the personal characteristics of those who engage in fraud, as well as their prevention and control. This work covers fraud in the financial sector, insurance, health care, and police organizations, as well as cybercrime. It covers the relationship between fraud, corruption, and terrorism; criminal networks; and major types of personal scams (like identity theft and phishing). Finally, it covers the prevention and control of fraud, through corporate whistle blowing, investigative reporting, forensic accounting, and educating the public. This work will be of interest to graduate-level students (as well as upper-level undergraduates) in Criminology & Criminal Justice, particularly with a focus on white collar and corporate crime, as well as related fields like business and management

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