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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Muto, Luigi
URN etd-07282012-192757
Document Title An offender’s perspective of what motivates, deters and prevents white collar crime in the South African workplace
Degree MBA
Department Gordon Institute of Business Science
Supervisor
Advisor Name Title
Mr G Price Supervisor
Keywords
  • whistle-blowing
  • white-collar criminal
  • need
  • anti-fraud awareness
  • white-collar crime
  • fraud detection
  • fraud prevention
  • internal controls
  • job rotation
  • love of money
  • greed
Date 2012-03-08
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
The aim of the research was to look at the motivations behind white-collar crime and, by means of the insights gained, allow businesses to achieve a better understanding of these motivations and the possible loopholes that exist with respect to white-collar crime.

Empowered which such knowledge, businesses fraud mitigation polices and approaches are enhanced; which contribute towards sustained operations and increased shareholder value by reduce losses.

Face-to-face interviews were held with 29 white-collar offenders imprisoned at the Johannesburg Medium Correctional Centre in Gauteng, South African. Data was collected from these interviews and grouped into themes that related to the research questions.

An action plan was formulated to assist business in their fight to eliminate and reduce the impact of commercial crime.

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