International Journal of Research in Finance and Management
2022, Vol. 5, Issue 2
The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the commission of white-collar crimes by ordinary citizens
Eldad Bar Lev
The COVID-19 period has led us to a political economic crisis, which has brought normative people to commit economic crimes - not with the aim of getting rich or making easy money, but with the aim of preventing the economic collapse of their family or business. These offenses are not necessarily committed with the intention of getting rich, notwithstanding that they may be among the more serious economic offenses.
This article reviews the white-collar scams that gained momentum during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and examines why normative people turned into "white-collar criminals” during the COVID-19 pandemic that broke out in December 2019. Why and how did this happen? and also reviews the situation before the pandemic, during the pandemic and after it.