Handbook of White-Collar and Corporate Crime in Europe

The study of white-collar crime remains a central concern for criminologists around the world and research concentrates on its nature, prevalence, causes and responses. However, most books on white-collar crime tend to focus on Anglo-American examples, which is surprising given the amount of rich data and research taking place in mainland Europe. This new handbook seeks to reset the balance and, for the first time, presents an overview of state-of-the-art research on white-collar crime in Europe. Adding to the existing Anglo-American body of knowledge, the Handbook will discuss specific European topics and typical European features of white-collar crime. The Routledge Handbook of White-Collar and Corporate Crime in Europe consists of more than thirty chapters on topics ranging from the Icelandic Banking Crisis, to the origins of the study of white collar crime, to contemporary topics, such as white-collar crime in countries post-transition from communist regimes; the illegal e-waste trade and white-collar crime in professional football. Furthermore, the book contains extensive case study analyses of landmark European cases of white-collar crime.

The editors have gathered together the leading voices in the field and a final section offers commentaries on white-collar crime in Europe from eminent criminologists David Friedrichs and Hazel Croall. This Handbook will thus serve as a work of reference for all scholars and students engaged in the study of corporate and white-collar crime and will also set out directions for new research in the future.



  1. An introduction to white-collar and corporate crime in Europe, W. Huisman, , J. van Erp, G. Vande Walle and J. Beckers

    Part I Defining and measuring white-collar and corporate crime in Europe

  2. The measurement of corporate crime: an exercise in futility?, C. Walburg
  3. Determining the adequate enforcement of white-collar and corporate crimes in Europe, N. Lord and M. Levi
  4. Charting Europe’s moral economies: Citizens, consumers, and the crimes of everyday life, S. Karstedt
  5. On the Difficulty of Measuring Economic Crime, L. Korsell
  6. Measuring white-collar crime perceptions among public and white collar offenders: A comparative investigation of four European countries, T. Alalehto and D. Larsson

    Part II Historical perspectives on white-collar and corporate crime in Europe

  7. Willem Bonger: the unrecognized European pioneer of the study of white collar crime, P. Hebberecht
  8. Corporate involvement in the Holocaust and other Nazi crimes, A. Van Baar
  9. Special criminal law and inspectorates in Europe, P. Ponsaers

    Part III Contemporary white-collar and corporate crime in Europe White-collar crime in countries of transition

  10. Economic Crime and the Privatisation of East German Corporations, K. Boers, H. Theile, B. Bischoff, K. Karliczek
  11. White Collar Crime in Countries of Transition. The Lesson of Hungary, E. Inzelt
  12. Retroactive prosecution of transitional economic crimes in Croatia. Testing the legal principles and human rights, P. Novoselec, S. Roksandić Vidlička and A. Maršavelski Deviance in academia
  13. Within our walls: white collar crime in Greek academia, S. Georgoulas and A. Voulvouli EU fraud
  14. EU fraud and new member states - a success story? The case of Bulgaria, B. Quirke Environmental crime and transnational waste flows
  15. Facilitators of Environmental Crime. Corporations and Governments in the Port of Antwerp, L. Bisschop
  16. The limits of environmental regulation in a globalized economy. Lessons from the Probo Koala case, K. Van Wingerde Landmark cases of white-collar crime in Europe
  17. The Icelandic approach to the 2008 banking crisis, S. Will
  18. Professional football and crime. Exploring terra incognita in studies on white collar crime, H. Nelen
  19. ‘We are all going to be rich’. A case study of the Dutch Real estate fraud case, H. Van de Bunt and K. Van Wingerde
  20. Varieties of corruption in the shadow of Siemens. A modus-operandi study of corporate crime on the supply side of corrupt transactions, J. Klinkhammer
  21. Shadows of power. Agusta, a Belgian affair, M. Cools and V. Pashley 
  22. The Italian Eternit Case, R. Altopiedi

    Part IV Responses to white-collar crime in Europe Criminalization and regulation

  23. Political Culture and Corporate Homicide Liability in the UK and Europe, P. Almond
  24. Management of tax transgressions in France: a Foucauldian perspective, A. Amicelle
  25. The prosecution of white-collar crime in a developing economy: A case study of Ireland in the 20th century, J McGrath Corporate selfregulation
  26. Whistleblowing in Europe? Regulatory frameworks and empirical research, R. Kölbel
  27. How personality and company culture impact on company anti-corruption programs, K. Bussmann Law enforcement
  28. The Comparative Political Economy of Financial Crimes and Their Enforcement: The Case of Insider Trading, C. Györy
  29. Global governance = global compliance? The uneven playing field in anti-money laundering, A. Verhage
  30. The perception of Seveso regulation and inspection in chemical corporations, M. Kluin
  31. How does law enforcement respond to entrepreneurial white-collar crime? Some insights from Portugal, J. Cruz, R. Faria, A. Lamas Leite and P. Sousa

    Part V Anglo-American reflections on white-collar crime in Europe

  32. White-collar crime in Europe: afterword, H. Croall
  33. White-collar crime in Europe: American reflections, D. Friedrichs.

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Redactie: Judith van Erp, Wim Huisman, Gudrun Vande Walle Taal: Engels ISBN10: 0415722144 Prijs: EUR 175,-

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