Many commentators, regulatory agencies and politicians have blamed the risky behaviour of both financial institutions and their actors for the collapse of the United States sub-prime mortgage market which in turn precipitated the global 'Credit Crunch'. This edited volume explores how financial crime played a significant role in the global economic crisis.
The volume features contributions from internationally renowned academic and practitioner experts in the field who pinpoint some of the most important facets of financial crime which have emerged over recent years. Key subjects include: the possibility of criminalising reckless risk-taking on the financial markets; the duty of banks to prevent money-laundering and corruption; the growth of the Shadow Banking System; and the manipulation of LIBOR by banks. The book illustrates the global nature of financial crime, and highlights the complex relationships between regulatory bodies, law enforcement agencies and private actors in the attempt to limit the harmful effect of white collar crime on the stability of the financial sector.
This book will be of great use and interest to scholars, practitioners and students within the field of financial crime, banking and finance law, and international political economy.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 236
Weight: 458 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
'This new book from Routledge, which explores the link between the global economic crisis and financial crime, must surely be one of the best.' - Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers (2015)
`It is a unique innovation in financial markets and financial crime literature, providing an inquiry into the global financial crisis from a distinctive criminal law perspective and, at the same time, bringing some fresh analyses generally, on the current state of the law and practice in this field. Importantly, it also raises a few pertinent unanswered questions, which provide a clear roadmap for further inquiry. [...]It is a must read for scholars, students, professionals, commentators and policymakers in law, accountancy, banking and financial industry. As far as Europe and the US are concerned, it is the most current and comprehensive analysis of the regulatory standard and legislative response to current issues plaguing the financial markets.' Review by Martin-Joe Ezeudu in the King's Law Journal, DOI: 10.1080/09615768.2015.1101903
`In the spirit of helping to address some of the silences in our understandings, the scope of this collection is helpful and impressive. This arises from the breadth of coverage from a range of different and indeed disparate focal points, and from the distinctive angles brought by contributors from different backgrounds: as one would expect, many are academic lawyers, who are joined by specialists in global political economy, and also lawyers providing practitioner perspectives.' Review by Dr Sarah Wilson in the Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation 2016, 31(1)
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