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Title Reflecting on white-collar and corporate crime : discerning readings / [edited by] David Shichor, Larry Gaines, Andrea Schoepfer.
Published Long Grove, Ill. : Waveland Press, c2012.
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 Floor3  HV6763 .R44 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description vi, 434 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Part 1: Defining white-collar crime. White-Collar Crime: What Is It? -- The Concept of White Collar Crime in Law and Legal Theory -- White-Collar Crime: Interpretive Disagreement and Prospects for Change -- From Early White-Collar Bandits and Robber Barons to Modern-Day White-Collar Criminals: A Review of the Conceptual and Theoretical Research -- What about Women and White-Collar Crime?. Part 2: Corporate crimes. Addressing Crime in Companies: First Findings from a Global Survey of Economic Crime -- Enron et al.: Paradigmatic White Collar Crime Cases for the New Century -- Criminal and Legal "Looting" in Corporations -- Annual Report to Congress on Foreign Economic Collection and Industrial Espionage--2005 Part 3: Wall street crimes. The Great American Economic Meltdown of 2007 and Onward -- Epidemics of "Control Fraud" Lead to Recurrent, Intensifying Bubbles and Crises -- Insider Trading: Patterns and Analysis. Part 4: Other forms of white-collar crime. Understanding Identity Theft: Offenders' Accounts of Their Lives and Crimes -- Political Corruption as White-Collar Crime: A Framework for the Theory and Policy -- Terrorist Financing: The Intersection of Terrorism, White-Collar Crime, and Other Forms of Criminality -- The Internet, Technology, and Organized Crime -- Environmental Crimes. Part 5: Social response. Bad Guys: Why the Public Supports Punishing White-Collar Offenders -- Sentencing Frauds: A Comparative Perspective -- Understanding Antitrust Offenses: An Examination of Major League Baseball's Modern-Day Monopoly -- White-Collar Crime and Its Victims.
Summary "White-collar crime has a long history, impacts nearly everyone, and costs American citizens far more than street crime. Yet until recent large-scale debacles like the collapse of Enron, subprime mortgage crisis, and fraudulent manipulations of Wall Street, much white-collar criminality received scant public attention. Perpetrators often are faceless corporations, and definitions of violations, violators, and victims are often opaque. In cases like price fixing, hidden fees, and the manipulation of stock prices, the public may be unaware of its victimization. The twenty-one original and reprinted articles in this impressive overview provide the clarity that facilitates a better understanding of white-collar crime and its true impact on society. Written by leading scholars in the field, the authoritative selections define and contextualize white-collar crime in general as well as examine specific categories of wrongdoing like corporate crime, Wall Street crime, Internet crime, environmental crime, and political corruption. This comprehensive, up-to-date volume also examines society's response to white-collar crime, noting the competing interests of regulatory agencies, lawmakers, and corporate lobbyists. The breadth of this affordable collection makes it an invaluable resource for readers who seek a more complete understanding of white-collar crime and its ramifications." -- Publisher's website.
Subject White collar crimes -- United States.
Commercial crimes -- United States.
Related Names Shichor, David.
Gaines, Larry K.
Schoepfer, Andrea.
ISBN 1577666895 (pbk.)
9781577666899 (pbk.)
OCLC number 740630668