White Collar Crime Research

Updated by Michael Umberger
September 2021

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Some resources on this page are subscription databases that require a W&M ID and password for off-campus access.  

Bloomberg, Lexis, and Westlaw require individual IDs and passwords for both off-campus and on-campus access.

Introductory Sources
  • James William Coleman, The Criminal Elite: Understanding White-Collar Crime (5th ed. 2002)
    HV6769 .C635 2002 (2nd Floor)
  • Understanding White Collar Crime (4th ed. 2017) 
    KF9350 .S77 2017 (Reserve)
    Lexis Digital Library
  • White Collar Crime (Hornbook) (2d ed. 2018)
    West Academic 
  • White Collar Crime in a Nutshell (5th ed. 2015)
    KF9350 .Z9 P63 2015 (Reserve)
    West Academic

Library Materials

Library Catalog

To search for books, journals, and audiovisual materials held by William & Mary libraries, use the online catalog.

The following are useful subject headings for this topic:

  • Commercial Crimes--United States
  • Corporate Governance--United States
  • Corporations--Corrupt Practices--United States
  • Employee Crimes--United States
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Crime
  • Bribery
  • Embezzlement
  • Tax Evasion

You can also search for materials from a jurisdiction by adding the location to a keyword search (e.g., virginia white collar crime). 

To search for materials from other libraries, use the Worldcat database.

Browsing the Collection

You can also find white collar crime resources by browsing the shelves within the Library of Congress call number range HV6691 - HV6772 and at KF9350. 


The following selected treatises on white collar crime can be found in the library at the call number listed or on Westlaw or Lexis:

  • Joel M. Androphy, White Collar Crime (2d ed. 2001 + ann. supp.)
    KF9350 .A93 2001 (2nd Floor) Westlaw
  • Kirby D. Behre & A. Jeff Ifrah, Federal Sentencing for Business Crimes (2013 + ann. supp.)
  • Ronald J. Berger, White-Collar Crime: The Abuse of Corporate and Government Power 
    HV6769 .B468 2011 (2nd Floor)
  • H. Lowell Brown & Wes R. Porter, White Collar Crime: RICO (2020-2021 ed. + ann. supp.)
  • Samuel W. Buell, Capital Offenses: Business Crime and Punishment in America's Corporate Age (2016)
    HV6769 .B84 2016 (2nd Floor)
  • Jerry W. Markham, Commodities Regulation: Fraud, Manipulation, & Other Claims (2020 ed.)
  • Otto G. Obermaier & Robert G. Morvillo, White Collar Crime: Business and Regulatory Offenses (1990 + ann. supp.)
    KF9350 .W43 1990 Lexis
  • John K. Villa, Banking Crimes: Fraud, Money Laundering & Embezzlement Scope Information (2020-2021 ed.)
  • Miriam F. Weismann, Corporate Crime & Financial Fraud: Legal and Financial Implications of Corporate Misconduct (2012)
    KF9351 .W45 2012

Periodical Indexes 
Legal Source
Contains detailed indexing for over 1,200 legal journals, law reviews, yearbooks, institutes, statutes, bar association and university publications. Includes full text for over 400 journals.
Coverage: 1908 - present.


  • Commercial crimes
  • Fraud
  • White collar crimes

Selected White Collar Crime Journals

Online Resources

American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section (CJS)
Seeks to ensure quick, fair, and effective administration of criminal justice.
Provides resources for a variety of topics including information for law students.

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
Works to classify and examine financial crimes such as white-collar embezzlement.
Provides news reports and upcoming events on fraud.

National Association of Criminal Defence Lawyers (NACDL)
Advances the mission of the nation's criminal defense lawyers to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crimes or other misconduct.

National District Attorneys Association (NDAA)
Dedicated to providing information and a national forum for prosecuting attorneys.

National White Collar Crime Center
Provides support services to state and local law enforcement for the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of high-tech and economic crimes.