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Goossen, M., Johansson Sevä, I. & Larsson, D. (2016). Basic human values and white-collar crime: Findings from Europe. European Journal of Criminology, 13(4), 434-452.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Basic human values and white-collar crime: Findings from Europe
2016 (English)In: European Journal of Criminology, ISSN 1477-3708, E-ISSN 1741-2609, Vol. 13, no 4, 434-452 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this article is to investigate the relationship between values and white-collar crime. The analyses draw on pooled survey data covering 14 European countries. The value constructs are derived on the basis of the theory of basic human values and seven value constructs are tested in relation to three types of white-collar crime: tax evasion, insurance fraud and bribery. The results show that a majority of the value constructs are statistically significantly related to white-collar crime in the expected direction. The relationships between values and white-collar crime are particularly clear-cut regarding tax evasion and insurance fraud but more mixed regarding bribery. The value constructs ‘universalism/benevolence’, ‘power/achievement’ and ‘stimulation’ yield consistent results across all three crime types. ‘Universalism/benevolence’ levels are negatively associated, while ‘power/achievement’ and ‘stimulation’ levels are positively associated, with odds of having committed white-collar crime. The results suggest that values are relevant predictors when trying to account for variation in white-collar offending.

Keyword
basic human values, bribery, Europe, insurance fraud, tax evasion, white-collar crime
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-117906 (URN)10.1177/1477370816633260 (DOI)000378422000002 ()
Available from: 2016-03-04 Created: 2016-03-04 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved
Johansson Sevä, I., Larsson, D. & Strandh, M. (2016). The prevalence, characteristics and well-being of 'necessity' self-employed and 'latent' entrepreneurs: findings from Sweden. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 28(1), 58-77.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The prevalence, characteristics and well-being of 'necessity' self-employed and 'latent' entrepreneurs: findings from Sweden
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, ISSN 1476-1297, E-ISSN 1741-8054, Vol. 28, no 1, 58-77 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Self-employment is often discussed in terms of 'push' and 'pull' factors. The aim of this article is to assess not only the prevalence of 'necessity' self-employed and 'latent' entrepreneurs in Sweden, but also the characteristics in terms of socio-demography, personality traits, intrinsic work motivation and preference for independence associated with each group. In addition, the article investigates whether 'necessity' self-employment and 'latent' entrepreneurship are related to four measures of well-being. This is done using a nationally representative survey of the self-employed (small-business owners, n = 2,483) and regularly employed (n = 2,642) in Sweden. The main findings indicate that 'necessity' self-employed have characteristics and preferences that differ from other (non-'necessity') self-employed. They display relatively low intrinsic work motivation and preference for independence as well as scores on personality traits typically associated with entrepreneurship. They also report lower levels of work autonomy, job-satisfaction, life satisfaction and family-life satisfaction than other self-employed. 'Latent' entrepreneurs resemble entrepreneurs in many ways but they nevertheless report lower levels of well-being than non-'necessity' self-employed.

Keyword
necessity self-employment; latent entrepreneurship; personality traits; intrinsic work motivation; preference for independence; work autonomy; job satisfaction; life satisfaction; family-life satisfaction; Sweden
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Sociology; SME research
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-117662 (URN)10.1504/IJESB.2016.075682 (DOI)
Available from: 2016-03-03 Created: 2016-03-03 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
Alalehto, T. & Larsson, D. (2015). Measuring white-collar crime perceptions among public and white-collar offenders: a comparative investigation of four European countries. In: van Erp J, Huisman W & Vande Walle G (Ed.), The Routledge handbook of white-collar and corporate crime in Europe: . Oxon/New York: Routledge.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Measuring white-collar crime perceptions among public and white-collar offenders: a comparative investigation of four European countries
2015 (English)In: The Routledge handbook of white-collar and corporate crime in Europe / [ed] van Erp J, Huisman W & Vande Walle G, Oxon/New York: Routledge, 2015Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxon/New York: Routledge, 2015
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-103701 (URN)9780415722148 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-05-28 Created: 2015-05-28 Last updated: 2015-12-15Bibliographically approved
Alalehto, T. & Larsson, D. (2014). Försäkringsbedragarens kriminella historik. Larmtjänst AB.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Försäkringsbedragarens kriminella historik
2014 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Larmtjänst AB, 2014. 37 p.
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-86397 (URN)
Available from: 2014-02-25 Created: 2014-02-25 Last updated: 2014-02-28Bibliographically approved
Larsson, D. (2014). Statens roller (1ed.). In: Reza Azarian, Adel Daoud, Bengt Larsson (Ed.), Ekonomisk sociologi: En introduktion (pp. 175-194). Stockholm: Liber.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Statens roller
2014 (Swedish)In: Ekonomisk sociologi: En introduktion / [ed] Reza Azarian, Adel Daoud, Bengt Larsson, Stockholm: Liber, 2014, 1, 175-194 p.Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2014 Edition: 1
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-86991 (URN)9789147111374 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-03-17 Created: 2014-03-17 Last updated: 2014-03-17Bibliographically approved
Larsson, D. & Alalehto, T. (2013). The Reaction Towards White Collar Crime: When White Collar Crime Matters. The Open Criminology Journal, 6, 1-9.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Reaction Towards White Collar Crime: When White Collar Crime Matters
2013 (English)In: The Open Criminology Journal, ISSN 1874-9178, Vol. 6, 1-9 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In the present article, we analyze socio-demographic profiles regarding wrongful attitudes toward white-collar crime. This is a well-researched area, however where the vast majority of the studies comes from the USA and UK. In this paper we will investigate wrongful attitudes in a different context – Sweden. We will furthermore not only focus on those having a restricted view of white collar crime, but also people with a liberal view, i.e. people who do not consider white collar crime to be seriously wrong. To identify different groups regarding attitudes towards white collar crime we have used Latent Class Analyses, with the result that we can identify four different groups, among which we focus on a large group (containing 35 % of the sample) having the most restricted view of white collar crime, and a small group (4.5 % of the sample) having the most liberal view of white collar crime. The socio-demographic profile of people having a restricted view of white collar crime is quite similar to the previous research. The restricted group consists in general of elderly women that infrequently uses Internet. The liberal group is in great extent an opposite group – containing young men regularly using Internet. We conclude that it is the latter group that is of most interest for future research, not the least be-cause it is a group that may be breeding general distrust, which may strain the society’s social solidarity and trustfulness.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bentham Open, 2013
Keyword
White Collar Crime, Public perception, Socio-demographic profiles.
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-65964 (URN)10.2174/1874917801306010001 (DOI)
Available from: 2013-02-14 Created: 2013-02-14 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Alalehto, T. & Larsson, D. (2012). Vem är den ekonomiske brottslingen?: En jämförelse mellan länder och brottstyper. Sociologisk forskning, 49(1), 25-44.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vem är den ekonomiske brottslingen?: En jämförelse mellan länder och brottstyper
2012 (Swedish)In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 49, no 1, 25-44 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Who is the economic criminal? A comparison between countries and types of crime In white collar crime research two particularly competing definitions (Sutherland versus the Revisionists) have dominated the field during the last two decades. Sutherland's definition states that the sociodemographic profile is homogeneous (entrepreneur with high education and high or regular income), despite type of white collar crime or context. The definition given by the Revisionists states that white collar criminals' demographic profile is heterogeneous (everyone can be convicted for white collar crime). As a consequence of this divided definitional approach we have a contradictive outcome of who the white collar criminal is. Our purpose is to investigate the qualification of the two definitions by analyzing heterogeneity/homogeneity based on crime type and national context. The investigation is based on seven countries from the EES 2004 (European Social Survey). We use four types of crime. The results show a rather homogeneous demographic profile but there is also a certain substantial heterogeneity depending on kinds of crime and context. The results altogether indicate that the Revisionists' definition is more correct in its description of the white collar criminal than Sutherland's definition. The demographic profile of the white collar criminal seems to be more complex than a profile confined to just one social category would be and the contextual factor has an impact on the variety of the demographic profile. An important task for future research is to hold the door open for further demographic investigations depending on the type of crime and country that the study is based on.

National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-53216 (URN)000301823900003 ()
Available from: 2012-03-16 Created: 2012-03-16 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
Alalehto, T. & Larsson, D. (2011). Avslutning (1ed.). In: Vinddriven kriminalitet på en vinddriven marknad: Ekonomisk och organiserad brottslighet (pp. 206-213). Borås: Recito förlag.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Avslutning
2011 (Swedish)In: Vinddriven kriminalitet på en vinddriven marknad: Ekonomisk och organiserad brottslighet, Borås: Recito förlag , 2011, 1, 206-213 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Borås: Recito förlag, 2011 Edition: 1
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-51075 (URN)978-91-7517-067-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-01-10 Created: 2012-01-10 Last updated: 2012-01-19Bibliographically approved
Alalehto, T. & Larsson, D. (2011). Introduktion (1ed.). In: Tage Alalehto, Daniel Larsson (Ed.), Vinddriven kriminalitet på en vinddriven marknad: Ekonomisk och organiserad brottslighet (pp. 9-23). Borås: Recito förlag.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduktion
2011 (Swedish)In: Vinddriven kriminalitet på en vinddriven marknad: Ekonomisk och organiserad brottslighet / [ed] Tage Alalehto, Daniel Larsson, Borås: Recito förlag , 2011, 1, 9-23 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Borås: Recito förlag, 2011 Edition: 1
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-51071 (URN)978-91-7517-067-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-01-10 Created: 2012-01-10 Last updated: 2012-01-19Bibliographically approved
Larsson, D. & Halleröd, B. (2011). Sweden: the impact of policy and labour market transformation. In: Neil Fraser, Rodolfo Gutiérrez and Ramon Peña-Casas (Ed.), Working poverty in europe: a comparative approach (pp. 112-132). Palegrave Macmillan.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sweden: the impact of policy and labour market transformation
2011 (English)In: Working poverty in europe: a comparative approach / [ed] Neil Fraser, Rodolfo Gutiérrez and Ramon Peña-Casas, Palegrave Macmillan , 2011, 112-132 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palegrave Macmillan, 2011
Series
Work and welfare in Europe
Keyword
Sociology, labour market, poverty, working poor, social policy
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-47569 (URN)000295173000007 ()978-0-230-28026-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-09-23 Created: 2011-09-23 Last updated: 2013-06-28Bibliographically approved
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