Some in Ireland point to America as a country to emulate in its treatment of white-collar crime. That’s misguided, writes our white-collar crime columnist.
The report proposes the establishment of a new independent Corporate Crime Agency with its own statutory mandate to investigate corporate offences, writes a UCD law lecturer.
The results of the single largest review of white-collar criminal enforcement in the history of the state are due to be released soon. How people respond matters, writes a UCD law lecturer.
There is no shortage of examples of a rotten culture of illegality in the Irish banking sector, writes UCD lecturer Joe McGrath, our white-collar crime columnist.
Since the crash, courts have indicated a greater willingness to consider white-collar criminality potentially as much of a threat to the security of the state as ordinary crime.
Maybe if he’d gone to one of Ireland’s elite fee-paying schools, Drumm would – like Peter Sutherland – have learned how to deflect criticism of the damage he did.
Talk of an “Irish FBI” is a great sound bite, writes white-collar columnist Joe McGrath. But the state needs to put its hand in its pocket and pay for it.
Critics of the ODCE should remember that it has had an extraordinary impact, despite having a limited remit and limited resources, writes our white-collar crime columnist.
The moral relativism applied to bankers goes missing in other areas of public policy, writes UCD lecturer Andy Storey. Would Leo Varadkar have run a campaign with the slogan “banking cheats cheat us all”?
“Paradoxically, widespread and systemic change may be achieved by focusing on individual accountability for a small number of senior managers,” writes our white-collar crime columnist.