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Women commit less corporate fraud than men, study says

Study shows corporate crime, like the corporate legal profession, dominated by men

Here's another reason to get more women in top legal positions at companies — they are far less likely to commit corporate fraud.

A recent study in the American Sociological Review looked at 83 cases of corporate fraud that occurred between 2002 and 2009. Of these cases, registered with the Department of Justice, three quarters were committed by men and men only. None of these conspiracies were orchestrated entirely by women, and when women were involved, they tended not to be the ringleaders.

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