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General theory, gender-specific theory, and white-collar crime

General theory, gender-specific theory, and white-collar crime Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of gender in white-collar crime. Directions for future research testing general and gender-specific theories are provided. Design/methodology/approach – Prior research is reviewed and critiques of general and gender-specific explanations for offending in the workplace context are advanced. Findings – Gender-specific explanations in other offending contexts (e.g. violent crime) appear to be less applicable to the understanding of white-collar crime, a finding that lends support to general theory. Practical implications – This paper provides an outline for future research testing criminological theory in organizational settings. Originality/value – This paper represents a unique attempt to apply general and gender-specific theories to a variety of financial crimes in the context of organizations. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Financial Crime Emerald Publishing

General theory, gender-specific theory, and white-collar crime

Journal of Financial Crime , Volume 22 (4): 10 – Oct 5, 2015

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1359-0790
DOI
10.1108/JFC-12-2014-0062
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of gender in white-collar crime. Directions for future research testing general and gender-specific theories are provided. Design/methodology/approach – Prior research is reviewed and critiques of general and gender-specific explanations for offending in the workplace context are advanced. Findings – Gender-specific explanations in other offending contexts (e.g. violent crime) appear to be less applicable to the understanding of white-collar crime, a finding that lends support to general theory. Practical implications – This paper provides an outline for future research testing criminological theory in organizational settings. Originality/value – This paper represents a unique attempt to apply general and gender-specific theories to a variety of financial crimes in the context of organizations.

Journal

Journal of Financial CrimeEmerald Publishing

Published: Oct 5, 2015

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