The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of gender in white-collar crime. Directions for future research testing general and gender-specific theories are provided.
Prior research is reviewed and critiques of general and gender-specific explanations for offending in the workplace context are advanced.
Gender-specific explanations in other offending contexts (e.g. violent crime) appear to be less applicable to the understanding of white-collar crime, a finding that lends support to general theory.
This paper provides an outline for future research testing criminological theory in organizational settings.
This paper represents a unique attempt to apply general and gender-specific theories to a variety of financial crimes in the context of organizations.
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