This book is the first attempt to establish 'economic crime' as a new sub-discipline within criminology. Fraud, corruption, bribery, money laundering, price-fixing cartels and intellectual property crimes pursued typically for financial and professional gain, have devastating consequences for the prosperity of economic life. While most police forces in the UK and the USA have an ‘economic crime’ department, and many European bodies such as Europol use the term and develop strategies and structures to deal with it, it is yet to grain traction as a widely used term in the academic community. Economic Crime: From Conception to Response aims to change that and covers:

  • definitions of the key premises of economic crime as the academic sub-discipline within criminology;
  • an overview of the key research on each of the crimes associated with economic crime;
  • public, private and global responses to economic crime across its different forms and sectors of the economy, both within the UK and globally.

This book is an essential resource for students, academics and practitioners engaged with aspects of economic crime, as well as the related areas of financial crime, white-collar crime and crimes of the powerful.

chapter Chapter 1|30 pages

Economic crime and economic criminology

chapter Chapter 2|28 pages


chapter Chapter 3|26 pages

Bribery and corruption

chapter Chapter 4|21 pages

Cartel and antitrust offences

chapter Chapter 5|19 pages

Economic cybercrime

chapter Chapter 6|26 pages

Intellectual property crime and illicit trade

chapter Chapter 7|12 pages

Industrial and economic espionage

chapter Chapter 8|25 pages

Money laundering

chapter Chapter 9|27 pages

Explaining economic crime

chapter Chapter 10|27 pages

Economic crime: law and regulation

chapter Chapter 11|25 pages

State and transnational policing of economic crime

chapter Chapter 12|19 pages

Private policing of economic crime

chapter |6 pages


An agenda for economic criminologists and economic crime practitioners