The Enron/Andersen Cases: Paradigmatic Cases of White Collar Crime?

David O. Friedrichs, University of Scranton

The Enron/Andersen case is the first large-scale American white collar crime case of the new century. In this paper an attempt is made to delineate dimensions of this case which it has in common with past corporate white collar crime cases, as well as relatively novel elements in an emerging postmodern, globalized world. Some likely effects of this case on public perceptions of white collar crime and governmental responses to white collar crime are identified.

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