This week, we are presenting a selection of five books presenting cross-cutting analysis of fraud and corruption scandals.
These books focus on specific aspects of fraud and corruption scandals: historical evolution, fraudsters’ motives, bribery’s impact on society, fraudulent statements used to cover up misconducts or mislead investors…
If you want a good overview of the main white collar crime scandals of the past century, you know where to start (titles are pretty self-explanatory):
- Fraud, an American History from Barnum to Madoff, by Edward J. Ballenstein
- Kickback: Exposing the Global Corporate Bribery Network, by David Montero
- Why They Do It: Inside the Mind of the White-Collar Criminal, by Eugene Soltes
- Tangled Webs: How False Statements Are Undermining America, by James B. Stuart
- Financial Shenanigans: How to Detect Accounting Gimmicks & Fraud in Financial Reports, by Howard M. Schilit