Preventing and intervening in white-collar crimes: the role of law enforcement

Nicholas Lord, Karin van Wingerde

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This chapter analyzes the role of law enforcement authorities in preventing and intervening in white-collar and corporate crimes. We start by considering white-collar crime in the 21st Century, thinking about what we know and what we need to know about such cases to inform prevention and intervention. We then raise some key analytical and practical questions in relation to 1) who or what should be the focus of prevention, 2) who has ownership of prevention measures, and 3) how we measure and evaluate the impacts of prevention. Our chapter is subsequently organized around these three key issues. We then consider types and sources of data that can inform prevention approaches towards white-collar crimes before concluding with discussion of the difficulties in analyzing the success of prevention strategies and reviewing what data is needed to inform evidence-based policymaking in this field.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe handbook of white-collar crime
EditorsMelissa L. Rorie
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781118774885
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Prevention
  • Intervention
  • White-collar crime
  • Corporate crime
  • Law enforcement
  • What works
  • Evaluating law enforcement strategies


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