Financial Crimes: Psychological, Technological, and Ethical Issues

by Michel Dion, David Weisstub,

This book on the psychology of white collar criminals discusses various cases of financial crime, while also attempting to delve into the minds of the criminals in question. The literature on this topic is growing as it gains momentum in the scientific field, as a result of the extremely negative impact white collar crime has on its victims. Because there is considerable damage and vulnerability from these crimes, it is important to begin to classify them, and to understand the minds of those that commit these offenses. While the current literature is not extensive, this work provides a closer look into the various ethical and legal facets of financial crime, and helps to uncover the social, psychological and neurobiological factors that intersect in the minds of those criminals.

  • Springer International Publishing; June 2016
  • ISBN 9783319324197
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  • Title: Financial Crimes: Psychological, Technological, and Ethical Issues
  • Author: Michel Dion (ed.); David Weisstub (ed.); Jean-Loup Richet (ed.)
  • Imprint: Springer

About The Author

Michel Dion is Full Professor of business ethics at the Faculté d’administration, Université de Sherbrooke (Québec, Canada). He is the Chairholder of the CIBC Research Chair on Financial Integrity. His main fields of research include business ethics, corporate governance, and financial crime. His most recent book is: Financial Crime and Existential Philosophy (Springer, 2014).

David N. Weisstub (born 1944) is the Philippe Pinel professor of legal psychiatry and biomedical ethics at the Université de Montréal. He is the honorary life president of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health, and the editor-in-chief both of its International Journal of Law and Psychiatry and of Springer's International Library on Ethics, Law and the New Medicine. He sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Ethics in Mental Health. He has been made a Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur in France, a Knight of the Order of the Dutch Lion, and Grande Ufficiale in Italy.

Jean-Loup Richet. Since March 2013, Research Fellow at ESSEC Business School – Institute for Strategic Innovation & Services. Since June 2013, adjunct lecturer in Informations Systems at Sorbonne Graduate Business School (International MBA and MBA-MAE) and guest lecturer at HEC Paris (Crisis Communication) and Telecom Business School (Hacking and Information Security, Project Management, Risk and Crisis management).