Nicolas Bourtin Examines the Psychology of White-Collar Crime in New York Law Journal

January 2018
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Nicolas Bourtin authored a New York Law Journal article titled “The Psychology of White-Collar Crime, and Why It Matters,” which disputes conventional wisdom and argues that the psychology of white-collar crime differs from that of street crime, and that white-collar defendants usually do not weigh risk and reward before engaging in criminal conduct. Nicolas explores the implications of these ideas for white-collar defense strategies and corporate deterrence. “How and why a white-collar professional came to be a criminal defendant is almost invariably a fascinating and complex question, and the answer is always important—to the defendant himself, to the company where he worked, to the attorney assigned to defend him, and to society at large,” Nicolas said.