The harms associated with economic crime affect what critical victimologists describe as the victims we ‘do not see’. This paper will explore what is known about victimisation from a range of economic criames focussing, for reasons of space, on serious financial frauds, environmental, safety and consumer crimes. It will argue that, on the basis of existing information about these crimes, victimisation is widespread, most probably exceeds that for ‘conventional’ crime and can take the form of repeat and multiple victimisation. Furthermore, patterns of victimisation can be related to broader patterns of global, socio economic, gender and age inequalities. This has significance for attempts to develop a critical victimology of economic crime.
JIDV 23 (Tome 8, numéro 2- 2010)
Hazel Croall, Professor Emerita, Glasgow Caledonian University
Institute for Society and Social Justice Research
School of Law and Social Sciences,&nb...