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Les sentinelles bancaires de l'antiblanchiment : acteurs privés et policing économique

Abstract : Private actors in finance, especially in the banking industry, play a leading role in the campaign, institutionalized during the 1990s, against money-laundering. Assigned the duty of detecting dubious transactions in their establishments, they are supposed to inform Tracfin, a finance intelligence unit located in the French Ministry of Finance, of their suspicions. The latter decides whether to alert judicial authorities. A set of interviews conducted with the ‘compliance officers’ in banks who supervise the implementation of regulations against money-laundering are analyzed in order to understand how persons whose normal duties are oriented toward commercial activities based on a high regard for privacy are being led to assume police duties and how they are performing in this new role.
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Gilles Favarel-Garrigues, Thierry Godefroy, Pierre Lascoumes. Les sentinelles bancaires de l'antiblanchiment : acteurs privés et policing économique. Sociologie du Travail, Association pour le développement de la sociologie du travail, 2007, 49 (1), pp.10 - 27. ⟨hal-02181849⟩

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