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Visible lessons from invisible crimes: respectability, criminality, and enterprise, and the Victorian origins of modern financial crime

Researcher: Dr Sarah Wilson

As the UK comes to terms with the devastating aftermath of the global financial crisis, and bankers’ conduct during this time comes under the ‘spotlight’, Sarah Wilson's monograph project looked at the occurrence of financial white collar crime in Britain since 1850, focusing particularly on the way that British society responded to this “crime of ambivalence” (Aubert 1952), and what the lasting implications of these attitudinal patterns might be