Criminal Capital

Criminal Capital

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In the first book to expose the role played by the international financial services industry in facilitating crime and laundering criminal property, one of the world's leading anti-financial crime specialists scrutinises the vulnerability of banks, brokerages, trust companies, and investment funds to criminal abuse. Discover: - How the finance industry enables corruption, drug trafficking, terrorism, human trafficking, proliferation, piracy, and tax evasion - Why extreme and dangerous industry behaviour correlates with the risk taking that toppled the global economy in 2008 - What measures can be taken to prevent criminals from compromising the legitimacy of the global financial system Examining the role of the traditional powerhouse financial centres as well as offshore centres and rapidly emerging international financial centres in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, this highly informative book challenges the reader to consider whether following the 2008 crisis, sufficient steps have been taken to address toxic behaviours in financial services; or whether radical reform is needed.Credit card companies, payday lenders, banks, leasing, and finance companies all offer loans which may in turn be abused by utilising ... Historically, this required the user to fake the cardholdera#39;s signature but with the advent of a#39;Chip and Pina#39; technology, the user simply ... Indeed, armed with the credit card number , expiration date, and four-digit security code, the user can transact over the internet or byanbsp;...

Title:Criminal Capital
Author:Stephen Platt
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2015-01-12


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