Corporate and white collar crime

Fiona Haines*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)


Enormous financial, social, and environmental harm is wrought by business activities that merit both the label white collar crime and strict punishment. Through analysis of Australian cases, this chapter shows how the harms that arise do so within a promise of broader benefits to both government and the community at large. Despite significant injustice in the distribution of benefits, they allow business to exert significant leverage over national governments and law, and to rationalise their capacity to generate profits on the global stage. Hence, social and political-not just legal-responses are needed to reduce the problem.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Handbook of Australian and New Zealand Criminology, Crime and Justice
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783319557472
ISBN (Print)9783319557465
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes


Dive into the research topics of 'Corporate and white collar crime'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this