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An Empirical Study on Psychological Influencing Factors of Money Laundering Crime of Chinese Public Officials

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DOI: 10.25236/iceesr.2020.191


Mei Jin, Junyu Pan

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Junyu Pan


This paper selects 198 representative money laundering cases investigated and dealt with by Chinese judicial departments from 2005 to 2017, and studies the influence of psychological factors of Chinese public officials' money laundering crimes on their capital transfer purposes and upstream crime types by using AMOS structural equation, and draws the following conclusions:(1) On the whole, psychological factors have no obvious influence on the types of upstream crimes in the process of money laundering, but have a significant influence on the use of funds transfer; (2) In the process of psychological factors affecting the use of funds transfer, personal factors will negatively predict the way of funds transfer, while environmental factors will positively predict the way of funds transfer; (3) After classifying money laundering crimes in different industries, it is found that psychological factors in different industries have different ways to influence money laundering crimes. On this basis, the paper puts forward targeted policy suggestions.


Money laundering crime, Psychological factor, Structural equation