Frank Perri

Frank Perri

Juris Doctor, MBA, CPA, CFE
BOOK AVAILABLE at AMAZON: Red Collar White Collar Crime: Corporate, Predatory and Violent Fraud Offenders.

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August 2015 - present
DePaul University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Education
August 1989 - May 1991

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With Cold Ease challenges the myths surrounding the fraud offender image by exposing how they think about exploitable opportunities, strategies predatory offenders use to swindle people with ease, and the motives underlying their use of violence as a solution to a perceived problem. Moreover we examine how organizations by their very structure prod...
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White-collar crime touches our lives whether or not we are aware of its pervasiveness. Myths surrounding the corporate fraud offender profile persists impacting how organizations assess risk and how professionals approach fraud examination. This book debunks these myths by offer a multidisciplinary approach to understanding white-collar crime, orga...
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Historically, scholarship on corporate leadership focused on positive attributes of what is commonly referred to as authentic leadership that is leadership displaying traits of integrity, competence, and charisma. However due to past and present corporate scandals, scholarship has focused some attention to psychopathic corporate leadership that dis...
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Article addresses white-collar offenders who resort to violence in order to prevent the discovery and/or disclosure of their fraud schemes. Specifically the article addresses violent white-collar offenders in a workplace setting. Domestic and international cases are considered as well as behavioral profiling aspects of this subgroup of white-collar...
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Abstract: Comprehensive analysis of a repeat barricade offender as part of a Sanity at the Time of Offense evaluation is presented. Sources of information included law enforcement, legal, medical, mental health, and correctional documents from before, during, and after both barricades. Analysis included triangulation of validity interviews from mul...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore the issue of suicide, a violent act against one’s self, as it relates to white- and red-collar crimes. White-collar crime can be described as nonviolent crime committed for financial gain. Red-collar crime describes a situation where a white-collar criminal commits an act of violence, often murder, to...
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Traditional viewpoints held by academic and non-academic professional groups of the white-collar crime offender profile(s) are that they are non-violent. Yet research has begun to unveil a sub-group of white-collar offenders who are violent, referred to as red-collar criminals, in that their motive is to prevent the detection and or disclosure of t...
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In this paper, we analyze the ethical issues of using honesty and integrity tests in employment screening. Our focus will be on the United States context: legal requirements related to applicant privacy differ in other countries, but we posit that our proposed balancing test is broadly applicable. We start by discussing why companies have ethical a...
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Fraud perpetrators often use a variety of excuses to alleviate the culpability of their mental states because they know they can't be convicted unless prosecutors can prove their criminal acts were accompanied by a guilty state of mind known as mens rea. At the end of a five-year investigation, the FBI discovered that Enron Corporation — an America...
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Scholarship on white-collar crime by Edwin Sutherland and on psychopathy by Hervey Cleckley influenced criminological and behavioral research on personality traits in the twentieth century and beyond. Over seventy years have passed since their publications, yet white-collar crime scholarship historically and personality traits associated with such...
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Theory and research on the psychology of white-collar offenders has historically been underdeveloped, and our understanding of the prototypical high-socioeconomic-status offenders, such as today’s chief executive officers and chief financial officers, first identified by Edwin Sutherland, has not benefited from the application of psychological trai...
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This article examines terrorists' use of smuggling tunnels to finance terrorism and/or launch terrorist operations. Israel's Operation Pillar of Cloud and Hamas' Operation Stones of Shale are used to illustrate both the physical structure of smuggling tunnels and social networks of the people who build and use smuggling tunnels. The sociological fa...
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This article reviews the United States Department of Defense, law enforcement, and intelligence agencies' use of the Maritime Strategic Doctrine and the Drug Trafficking Vessel Interdiction Act to combat drug smuggling vessels and boats during counter-drug smuggling operations. Threat analysis, using strategic warning indicators, is proposed and em...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to illustrate how a financial fraud practice, known as affinity fraud, relies on building trust with victims based on shared affiliations or characteristics such as age, race, religion, ethnicity or professional designations, for the purpose of exploiting the trust factor for financial advantage. Design/methodo...
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Even though white-collar criminals (WCCs) cause financial damage and, at times, emotional and physical harm to individuals, organisations, and consumers, their crimes are viewed as being less harmful than street-level crimes. Misperceptions that WCCs commit financial crimes because of a temporary moral lapse that represents an ‘out of character’ ac...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to expose inefficient regulatory policies and organizational weaknesses at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that have contributed to a series of regulatory oversights that have produced some of the largest fraud schemes perpetrated on investors. Design/methodology/approach – Sources of information...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to understand workplace violence risk factors linked to fraud detection and safeguards professionals can implement to reduce such risk. Design/methodology/approach Sources of information consisted of published news media, scholarly articles, and articles retrieved from the web. Findings Findings suggest that t...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to recognize that organized crime and terrorism do not always operate independently from each other but, at times, rely on each other to create synergistic outcomes and use the same tactics and methods to advance their goals such as the use of fraud. Design/methodology/approach – Sources of information consis...
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The flawed interview of convicted killer Christopher Porco illustrates what occurs when a suspect's psychopathic traits are not considered in formulating an interview strategy. Specific areas of the dialogue between Christopher Porco and law enforcement demonstrates that traditional methods of interviewing may not produce a confession or valuable i...
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The Last Frontier:i n this article the authors focus on psychopathic women who kill. Not all women who kill do so because of men-tal illness, abuse, or coercion. Some kill because they are antisocial and behaviorally exhibit psychopathic traits. In this article the authors examine some of the misperceptions of female criminality; current research o...
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It is not uncommon for lay persons to erroneously believe that criminal investigative analysis, commonly referred to as "criminal profiling," is synonymous with forensic psychology, especially with the rise in popular-ity of television programs on profiling that in-corporate psychological concepts. Further con-fusion may occur because practitioners...
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Multiple Consignment Contraband (MCC) smuggling is defined as two or more differ-ent types of contraband smuggled at the same time. This study searched for verification of MCC smuggling incidents, and all possible MCC combinations were searched for (i.e., drugs, guns, jewels, nuclear weapons, cigarettes, wildlife, immigrants, human trafficking, etc...
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This study is the fourth article in a series of articles devoted to understanding red-collar criminals. The first study, “Fraud Detection Homicide: A Proposed FBI Criminal Classification” (Perri & Lichtenwald, 2007), advanced the proposition that there is a sub-group of white-collar criminals who are capable of vicious and brutal violence against i...
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Behavioral data were located from 27 homicide cases in which fraud, a white-collar crime, oc- curred either prior to or contemporaneously with each homicide. The homicide cases in this study were classified as fraud-detection homicides because either white-collar criminals them - selves, or assassins they hired, killed the individuals suspected of...
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The authors discuss the concept of affinity fraud, the ease with which it is perpetrated, and the difficulty fraud victims encounter in reconciling the "special trust" they believe they shared with this white-collar criminal. Additionally, the paper challenges misconceptions as to the homogenous criminal nature of white-collar criminals as it relat...

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