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Investigation Techniques

HOW ARE WHITE-COLLAR and corporate crimes discovered? Compared to more traditional, or "street" crimes, the investigation of crimes in the business world is often more difficult and time consuming. This is due, at least in part, to the fact that white-collar and corporate crimes tend to be more complex, may involve multiple offenders and organizations, and may span many years duration before an investigation is performed. A primary difference between white-collar crimes and street crimes is that the latter may be committed with weapons of violence, such as firearms and knives, while the former can be committed with weapons that are not so obvious on the surface, such as through the use of computers, mail, and phone lines. All of these factors make the investigation ...

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