Rethinking White-Collar Crime

Rethinking White-Collar Crime

by ABC-CLIO
     
 

This is a review and synthesis of the literature on white-collar crime. It is an attempt to encourage critical thought about the nature of crime, law, and criminal justice by examining white-collar crime. One of the unique themes of the work is an ongoing comparison between white-collar and conventional crime with the implication that learning about white-collar

Overview

This is a review and synthesis of the literature on white-collar crime. It is an attempt to encourage critical thought about the nature of crime, law, and criminal justice by examining white-collar crime. One of the unique themes of the work is an ongoing comparison between white-collar and conventional crime with the implication that learning about white-collar crime simultaneously teaches us something about conventional crime and criminal justice.

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Poveda (sociology, State U. of New York) links the erosion of the public's trust in social institutions to the rise in white-collar crime in the past two decades while analyzing the nature of all crime, law, and criminal justice. The text explores myths about white-collar crime, traces the evolution of the idea of white-collar crime from Edwin H. Sutherland to the Justice Department, outlines major theories applied to the problem, and discusses social control of white-collar crime. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275945862
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/26/1994
Series:
Praeger Series in Criminology and Crime Control Policy Series
Pages:
186
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1390L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

TONY G. POVEDA is Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh. Poveda is the author of numerous articles and professional papers relating to the FBI, organizational crime, and deviance. He is the author of Lawlessness and Reform: The FBI in Transition.

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