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.
Tag: white-collar crime
Agenda-Setting Report on White-Collar Crime Welcome, but Not Without Flaws
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.
Joe: Keep Pushing for the State to Pursue White-Collar Criminals
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.
Joe: Moves to Change Culture in Banking Sector Are Welcome
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.
Joe: Banks May Still Be Too Big to Fail, but Their Officers Aren’t Too Big to Jail
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.
Andy: Would Drumm Have Got Away with It If He’d Gone to the Right School?
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.
Joe: An “Irish FBI”? A Little Less Rhetoric, a Little More Resources Please
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.
Joe: In Defence of the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement
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.
Andy: Fines Aren’t Enough for Misbehaving Bankers – They Should Go to Jail
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”?
Joe: The Central Bank Needs New Laws to Generate Cultural Change
“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.