Accession Number : ADA293973

Title :   A Report on a Study to Explore the Characteristics of Offenders Committing Financially Motivated Crimes Related to the Acquisition, Use and Disposal of Illegal Funds.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Oct 90-Dec 91,

Corporate Author : SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV AT CARBONDALE CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF CRIME DELINQUENCY AND CORRECTIONS

Personal Author(s) : Cowles, Ernest L. ; Anderson, Dennis B. ; Shostak, Jennifer

PDF Url : ADA293973

Report Date : APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : This study examined the characteristics of offenders convicted of financially motivated, non-violent crimes. Three major areas were targeted for investigation; (1) identification of offender characteristics; (2) identification of offense characteristics; and (3) an examination of the relationship between the offenders and their offenses, particularly related to the acquisition, use and disposal of illegal funds. Among the findings of the research was the fact that most of the of fenders grew up in what traditionally might be termed a middle-class environment. Most has stable employment histories and generally held positive attitudes toward their job situations. About half (47%) participated in employment related crime, and of this number, many apparently took advantage of an opportunistic situation rather than doing extensive planning regarding the commission of their crime or in attempting to hide it. On the average, the offenders doubled their legal incomes or in attempting to hide through their illegal activity and most who received profit spent them rather than putting them in bank accounts in the U.S. or abroad.

Descriptors :   *FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, *CRIMES, JOBS, ACQUISITION, INVESTMENTS, BANKING, EMPLOYMENT, ECONOMIC IMPACT, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), IDENTIFICATION, DISPOSAL, INSURANCE, MONEY.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE