The Criminology of White-Collar Crime / Edition 1

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Overview

Over the last few decades, interest in white-collar crime has tended to take a back seat to "street" offenses in terms of theory and research. In response, and reflecting the rising general interest in business and middle/ upper class lawbreaking, The Criminology of White-Collar Crime brings the study of white-collar offending back into the criminology mainstream, analyzing why members of higher social strata resort to criminal activity and offering psychosocial, life course, methodological, and prevention perspectives. Leading scholars expand on the pioneering work of Edwin Sutherland, delving into the variables, situations, and cultural contexts that differentiate white-collar crime from more traditional criminal areas as well as into those that coincide with them.

This book asks not only how the study of white-collar crime can enrich our understanding of crime and justice more generally, but also how criminological advances over the last few decades can enhance our understanding of white-collar criminality. To that end, the volume brings together a distinguished group of criminologists, drawn from leaders in the study of white-collar crime as well as important scholars that have advanced criminology more generally and that turn their attention to the problem of white-collar crime for this book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441918598
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 9/30/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 230
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Sally S. Simpson (Ph.D. University of Massachusetts/Amherst) is Professor and Chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland/College Park. Ongoing research projects include a factorial survey of environmental professionals to assess regulatory attitudes toward and strategies for business, a meta-analysis of corporate crime intervention and control strategies for the Campbell Consortium Crime and Justice Group (CCJG), and the WEV study (a multi-city retrospective study of incarcerated women's experience of violence). Professor Simpson is past President of the White-Collar Crime Research Consortium and current Chair of the Crime, Law, and Deviance Section of the American Sociological Association. She is a board member of the Maryland Police Training Commission, the Children’s Justice Act Committee, and the Maryland Criminal Justice Information Advisory Board.

David Weisburd is Walter E. Meyer Professor of Law and Criminal Justice and Director of the Institute of Criminology at the Hebrew University and Distinguished Professor of Administration of Justice at George Mason University. He is an elected fellow of the American Society of Criminology and of the Academy of Experimental Criminology. He is also editor of the Journal of Experimental Criminology. Professor Weisburd was part of the Yale White Collar Crime project, from which his book Crimes of the Middle Classes was developed. Professor Weisburd has also co-authored White Collar Crime and Criminal Careers and White Collar Crime Reconsidered.

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Table of Contents

Theoretical Perspectives on Crime.- Understanding “Criminogenic” Corporate Culture: What White-Collar Crime Researchers Can Learn from Studies of the Adolescent Employment–Crime Relationship.- General Strain Theory and White-Collar Crime.- Emergent Themes and Methodological Issues.- Persistent Heterogeneity or State Dependence? An Analysis of Occupational Safety and Health Act Violations.- White-Collar Crimes and the Fear of Crime: A Review.- The Role of Organizational Structure in the Control of Corporate Crime and Terrorism.- Globalization and White-Collar Crime.- Developmental Trajectories of White-Collar Crime.- Crime Prevention and Control.- White-Collar Crime from an Opportunity Perspective.- Self-Regulatory Approaches to White-Collar Crime: The Importance of Legitimacy and Procedural Justice.

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