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White Collar Crime

Henry Pontell, Professor, University of California, Irvine; Sally Simpson, Associate Professor, University of Maryland, College Park

The subprime mortgage industry collapse has led to a record number of foreclosures. In this environment, the interest mortgage fraud has risen, along with questions of how fraud contributed to the crisis. Henry Pontell and Sally Simpson discuss what they have learned about investigating and prosecuting white-collar criminals, the role of corporate ethics in America, and what policymakers and lawyers can learn from evidence of fraud.

Date Published: November 1, 2009