Fraud and Corruption: Major Types, Prevention, and Control

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Peter C. Kratcoski, Maximilian Edelbacher
Springer, 14 Sep 2018 - 301 halaman
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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Peter C. Kratcoski earned a Ph.D. in sociology from the Pennsylvania State University, a M.A. in sociology from the University of Notre Dame, and a B.A. in sociology from King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He was selected for several post-doctoral grants by the National Science Foundation. He taught at the College of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota and the Pennsylvania State University before assuming the position of assistant professor of sociology at Kent State University in 1969. He retired as professor of criminal justice studies and the chairperson of the Department of Criminal Justice Studies at Kent State in 1997. He is currently professor emeritus and adjunct professor at Kent State. He has published many books, book chapters and journal articles in the areas of juvenile delinquency, juvenile justice, international policing and crime prevention. He is a member of the International Police Executive Symposium, the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
Maximillian Edelbacher graduated from Vienna University (Mag. Jur.) and as Hofrat of the Federal Police of Austria. He served as the chief of the Major Crime Bureau, as an international expert for the Council of Europe, OSCE and UNO. He also chaired the Austrian Antifraud Insurance Bureau and lectured at several universities, including the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Danube University in Krems, the Vienna University, Department of Sociology, and as a visiting professor at Kent State University, United States. Edelbacher was appointed a special investigator of the AVUS Group on White Collar Crime Cases, as Vice-President of the Vienna Liaison Office of the Academic Council on the United Nations and as Director of the International Police Executive Symposium (IPES). He is the author of a number of books and articles and has made numerous presentations at professional conferences.

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