White Collar Crime Research

Updated by Michael Umberger
November 2013

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

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


Library Materials

Library Catalog

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

To find materials relating to white collar crime, use the default search with keywords or search the catalog by subject headings such as:

  • 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

Remember that you can search by materials relevant to a particular jurisdiction by adding the location to a keyword search. For example, searching for [Virginia white collar crime ] will bring up Virginia white collar crime materials. 


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

Browsing the Collection

You can also find corporate and securities law resources by browsing the shelves within the Library of Congress call number range ______. 

Selected Treatises

The following treatises on white collar crime can be found in the library at the call number listed and, when available online, on Westlaw or Lexis:

  • Androphy, Joel M., White Collar Crime (2d ed.) KF9350 .A93 1992 Suppl. 2000 (WestlawNext)
  • Bailey, F. Lee, Defending Business and White Collar Crimes: Federal and State (2d ed.) KF9350 .B3 1984
  • Berger, Ronald J., White-Collar Crime: The Abuse of Corporate and Government Power HV6769 .B468 2011
  • Coleman, James William, The Criminal Elite: Understanding White-Collar Crime HV6769 .C635 2002
  • Corporate Counsel's Guide to White Collar Crime (WestlawNext)
  • Flanagan, William G., Dirty Rotten CEOs: How Business Leaders Are Fleecing America HD38.2 .F58 2003
  • Friedrichs, David O., Trusted Criminals: White Collar Crime in Contemporary Society HV6768 .F75 2004
  • Markham, Jerry W., Commodities Regulation: Fraud, Manipulation, & Other Claims (WestlawNext)
  • Rosoff, Stephen M., Profit Without Honor: White-Collar Crime and the Looting of America (4th ed.) HV6769 .R667 2007
  • Strader, J. Kelly, Understanding White Collar Crime (3rd ed.) KF9350 .S77 2011 (Reserves)
  • Weismann, Miriam F., Crime, Incorporated: Legal and Financial Implications of Corporate Misconduct KF9351 .W45 2009

Podgor, Ellen S., White Collar Crime in a Nutshell. Reserve: KF9350 .Z9 P63


Indexes to Journal Articles

LegalTrac  (1980-present, updated daily)

  • Indexes articles from nearly 900 legal journals, bar association publications, law reviews, and legal newspapers. Includes book reviews.
  • Also partially available in print under the title Current Law Index. Z66 .C87 (Reference) (1980-2007, no longer updated)
  • Potential Subject Headings:
    • Corporations- Corrupt Practices
    • Executives- Laws, Regulations, Etc.
    • Racketeering - Laws, Regulations, Etc.
    • White Collar Crimes

Selected White Collar Crime Journals

  • ABA Criminal Justice (Lexis Advance)
  • American Criminal Law Review -- Annual Survey of White Collar Crime Review (Lexis Advance) (WestlawNext)
  • American Journal of Criminal Law (Lexis Advance) (WestlawNext)
  • Criminal Justice (WestlawNext)
  • Criminal Law Brief (Lexis Advance)
  • New Criminal Law Review (Lexis Advance) (WestlawNext)
  • White-Collar Crime Reporter (WestlawNext)

Electronic Databases

The Law Library subscribes to a number of electronic databases that include resources for research in white collar crime.


Criminal Justice practice area materials include federal and state cases, statutes, court rules, and administrative materials. Secondary sources include legal periodicals, texts, and bar journals (CJ-TP) and news and information, including Criminal Justice News (CJNEWS), Criminal Justice Act Reports (CJ-CJAREP), and Criminal Justice Ethics (CJE).

Bloomberg BNA

Bloomberg BNA's Criminal Law Reports includes the White Collar Crime Report, which includes news and analysis of issues in white collar crime.

Other Resources

Official Sites
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.

Legal Research Sites
White-collar crime: an overview (Legal Information Institute, Cornell University)
Provides terms and menu of sources.


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.

Other associations may be found in the Encyclopedia of Associations.

Other White Collar Crime Research Guides

Time Savers
Roger Williams University School of Law Library
Materials on White Collar Crime

Fighting Corporate and Government Wrongdoing: A Research Guide to International and U.S. Federal Laws on White-Collar Crime and Corruption
By Kumar Percy