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Financial crime: August 2010
- National Crime Victimization Survey, 2007 : identity theft reported by households, 2007 : statistical tables
Bureau of Justice Statistics, Jun 2010
Summary: n 2007, 7.9 million households, or about 6.6% of all households in the United States, discovered that at least one member had been a victim of one or more types of identity theft, a significant increase over the 2005 rate.
- Report to the nations on occupational fraud and abuse : 2010 global fraud survey / Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, 2010
Summary: This report is based on data compiled from a study of 1,843 cases of occupational fraud that
occurred worldwide between January 2008 and December 2009. All information was provided
by the Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs) who investigated those cases. The fraud cases in
the study came from 106 nations, with more than 40% of cases occurring in countries outside
the United States.
- Analyzing principles of criminal responsibility / Caroline Dobraszczyk
Law society journal (Law Society of NSW) 48(7) Aug 2010: 64-66
Summary: Two recent High Court decisions dealing with similar charges of conspiracy to launder money differed in their results. The application of Chapter 2 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) to the Ansari case and the LK and RK case is examined.
- Counterfeiting as corporate externality : intellectual property crime and global insecurity / Simon Mackenzie
Crime, law and social change 54(1) 2010: 21-38
Summary: This paper suggests that the current global problem of intellectual property crime is an externality, and that it has not been recognised as such because corporations present product counterfeiting and piracy as crimes which reduce their revenue, rather than as predictable side effects of corporate production and merchandising, including branding activity, which have considerable socially deleterious consequences.
- Criminal prosecution within responsive regulatory practice / Valerie Braithwaite
Criminology and public policy 9(3) Aug 2010: 515-523
- Diagnostics of white-collar crime prevention / John Braithwaite
Criminology and public policy 9(3) Aug 2010: 621-626
- Evaluating anti-money laundering initiatives : a country perspective / Dulacha Barako and Alistair M Brown
Australasian evaluation studies 9(1) 2009: 16-23
Summary: Evaluates the effectiveness of anti-money laundering legislation in Kenya by examining the awareness and attitudes of stakeholders.
- Pride and prejudice : comparative corruption research and the British case / Sappho Xenakis
Crime, law and social change 54(1) 2010: 39-61
Summary: Argues that comparative analysis of corruption has become corrupted itself by the use of invalid perceptions measures and is biased against finding corruption in western states.
- Serious tax fraud and noncompliance / Michael Levi, Valerie Braithwaite, Paul Leighton and Benno Torgler
Criminology and public policy 9(3) Aug 2010: 493-542
Summary: The lead article considers the concepts of effectiveness and fairness in evaluating the impact of civil and criminal proceedings against large-scale personal tax fraud. The other three articles comment on how authorities can increase the cost of noncompliance through criminal proceedings; framing of publicity around increased taxation and national debt for all citizens, rather than cheating 'the government'; and amnesties, rewards and the importance of good governance as additional policy responses.
- Spear-phishing email scam : stealing from small- and medium-sized businesses / Robert E Holtfreter
Fraud magazine 24(4) Jul/Aug 2010: 16-18 +  p
- The fraud-terror link : terrorists are committing fraud to fund their activities / Frank Perri
Fraud magazine 24(4) Jul/Aug 2010: 28-31 +  p
- The paradox of expected punishment : legal and economic factors determining success and failure in the fight against organized crime / John R Walker and Brigitte Unger
Review of law and economics 5(2) Jan 2009: 821-853
- Transnational white-collar crime and risk / Carole Gibbs, Dawn Rothe, Laureen Snider and Judith van Erp
Criminology and public policy 9(3) Aug 2010: 543-590
Summary: The lead article uses the trade in e-waste to highlight risks in global financial transactions and outlines smart regulation as a response. The remaining articles also note the risks in disparities in national regulation and legislation.
- Walls of secrecy and silence / Henk Van de Bunt, William S Laufer, John Minkes, Henry N Pontell, Gilbert Geis and Nancy Reichman
Criminology and public policy 9(3) Aug 2010: 435-491
Summary: The first article uses the Madoff and Dutch construction scandals to identify both the lack of effective regulatory supervision and a determination to conceal criminal activity as causes. The other four articles use this as a starting point for analysis of failures of policies to encurage openness; the need for governments to act decisively against offenders; changes to company registrations, auditor choice and corporations' rights; and rigorous, independent investigation of failures.
- White-collar crime and the Great Recession / Peter Nils Grabosky and Neal Shover
Criminology and public policy 9(3) Aug 2010: 429-433, 641-653