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date: 17 September 2021

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This chapter explains how and why opportunities play an important role in white-collar crime and argues that the crime science perspective offers a useful framework for the study and prevention of white-collar crime opportunities. Characteristics unique to white-collar crimes do not hinder applications of the crime science perspective. In some instances, these characteristics actually strengthen the explanatory power and applicability of crime science theories. Recent advances in crime science offer promising new directions for white-collar crime research. These advancements include typologies of crime-facilitating places, the influence of place management, crime script analysis, and studies of crime displacement and diffusion of benefits.

Keywords: white-collar crime, opportunity, crime science, place management, theory

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