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Dirty Money: On Financial Delinquency

Vincenzo Ruggiero


Analytically located in the area of white-collar crime, this book examines episodes of financial delinquency and discusses the way in which observers, including criminologists, shape an understanding of their causes and consequences. Manias, bubbles, and crashes are described alongside fraud and other forms of crime, including theft, in an attempt to uncover the relationship between financial conduct and its ‘collateral’ illicit by-products, be these the result of individual or collective acts. The financial sector is characterized by many uncertainties, by a form of ambiguity that makes it vu ... More

Keywords: bubbles, crashes, crises, financial delinquency, grey areas, white-collar crime, financial sector

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198783220
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783220.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vincenzo Ruggiero, author
Professor of Sociology, Middlesex University, London