Publications – White-Collar Crime

Foster, N. (2012) “You can’t do that! Directors insuring against criminal WHS penalties” in Insurance Law Journal, 23, 109-125. The article deals with the question of whether company directors can be insured against criminal fines, which relates to corporate accountability and is based on a paper presented at the Network seminar in Berlin, October 2010. The article can be retrieved from here. Neil Foster is Associate Professor at Newcastle Law School, Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle, Australia.

Snider, L. and Ball, K., eds. (2013) The Surveillance-Industrial Complex: A Political Economy of Surveillance, London: Routledge.

Sarre, R. ‘The threat of imprisonment in the battle against white collar crime’ in Emil W. Pływaczewski (ed) Aktuelle Probleme Des Strafrechts Und Der Kriminologie (Current Problems of the Penal Law and Criminology, 5th edition), Warsaw, Poland: Wolters Kluwer, 615-625, 2012.

Levi, M. (2012) ‘The organisation of serious crimes for gain’, in The Oxford Handbook of Criminology [Editors M. Maguire, R. Morgan and R. Reiner], Fifth Edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Pp.595-622. ISBN-10: 0199590273.

Levi, M. (2012) ‘How Well Do Anti–Money Laundering Controls Work in Developing Countries?’ In P. Reuter (ed.), Draining Development? Controlling Illicit flows from developing countries, Washington DC: World Bank Press. pp 373-414.

Levi, M. (2011) ‘Assessing the costs of frauds’, in D. Gadd, S. Karstedt and S. Messner (eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Criminological Research Methods, London: Sage.

Snider, L. (2011), The Conundrum of Financial Regulation, Annual Review of Law & Social Sciences. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Handleman, S. and Wills, S. (eds.) (2011), How They Got Away With It: White-Collar Crime and the Financial Meltdown. Columbia University Press.

Foster, N. “Directors Insuring Against Criminal OHS Wrongdoing”, paper presented to the Ninth National OHS Regulatory Research Colloquium, Feb 8-9, 2011, ANU, Canberra.

July 2011 – Fraud vulnerabilities and the global financial crisis, Levi, M. and Smith, R. Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no.422, Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. Please click here to download the report.

Levi, M. (2010) ‘Serious tax fraud and noncompliance: A review of evidence on the differential impact of criminal and noncriminal proceedings’, Criminology and Public Policy, August 2010, 9(3): 493-513.

Foster, N. “Personal Corporate Officer Liability under the Model Work Health and Safety Bill”, paper presented to the Eighth National OHS Regulatory Research Colloquium, Feb 2-4, 2010, ANU, Canberra; published on the NRCOHSR website as Working Paper No 73.

Levi, M. (2010) ‘Hitting the suite spot: sentencing frauds’, Journal of Financial Crime, 17(1): 116-132.

Doig, A. and Levi, M. (2009) ‘Inter-agency work and the UK public sector investigation of fraud, 1996-2006: joined up rhetoric and disjointed reality’, Policing and Society, 19(3): 199-215.

September 2009 – Money-Laundering Risks and E-gaming: A European Overview and Assessment. Please click here to download the report.

August 2009 – Impacts of Financial Crimes and Amenability to Control by the FSA: Proposed framework for generating data in a comparative manner, Dorn, N., Levi, M., Artingstall, D. and Howell, J., London: Financial Services Authority. Please click here to download the report.

Levi, M. (2008) The Phantom Capitalists: the Organisation and Control of Long-Firm Fraud, 2nd edition, Andover: Ashgate..

Levi, M and Burrows, J (2008) ‘Measuring the impact of fraud: a conceptual and empirical journey’, British Journal of Criminology, 48(3): 293-318.

Dorn, N., Levi, M. and White, S. (2008) ‘Do European procurement rules generate or prevent crime?’, Journal of Financial Crime, 15(3): 243-260.

Levi, M. (2008) ‘‘Organised Fraud’: Unpacking Research on Networks and Organisation’, Criminology and Criminal Justice, 8(4): 389-420.

International comparison of health & safety duties imposed on company directors

A CCA report (2007) which shows that seven out of the nine countries studied contain safety legislation that imposes positive safety obligations upon either directors or senior managers of companies. These are: Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Japan, Canada (four out of fourteen jurisdictions) and Australia (two out of nine jurisdictions). There is, in addition, another category of jurisdictions which, whilst not imposing explicit positive duties upon directors, do impose significant responsibilities through the creation of offences that are targeted at directors. This category includes four Australian states. Please click here to download the report.