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A riveting exploration of white-collar crime, James Coleman's The Criminal Elite challenges students to examine the full dimensions of one of the greatest social problems of our time. Integrating a large body of new research, statistics, laws, and examples, the fourth edition offers updated coverage of political violence, consumer fraud, and controversies in the tobacco industry; structuralist theory that broadens the discussion of current law; and a new definition of white-collar crime to reflect the scholarly debate at the National White Collar Crime Center. Flexible and class-proven, The Criminal Elite is the ideal companion for introduction to sociology classes or as a primary text for advanced sociology courses.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780716752714
  • Publisher: Worth Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/28/2001
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.72 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
The Nature of White-Collar Crime 2
Measuring White-Collar Crime 8
The Varieties of White-Collar Crime 11
2 The Crimes 15
Ripping Off the Company: Larceny and Embezzlement 15
Fraud and Deception 21
Conflicts of Interest 31
Bribery and Corruption 37
Manipulating the Marketplace 47
Violating Civil Liberties 55
Violent White-Collar Crimes 66
A Case Study: The Financial Crime Wave of the 1980s 80
3 The Laws 94
Protecting Business: Embezzlement and Pilferage 95
Protecting Competition: Antitrust Legislation 97
Protecting Democracy: Fair Political Practices 102
Protecting The Public: Consumers, Workers, and the Environment 106
Corporate Criminal Responsibility: Who Can Commit a Crime? 114
Origins of the Laws 116
4 Enforcement 123
Self-Regulation 124
Government Regulation 126
The Criminal Justice System 138
Civil Suits 146
The Effectiveness of Enforcement 149
Two Case Studies 152
Why Justice Fails 160
5 The Causes 176
Formulating the Motivation 177
Neutralizing Social Controls 187
The Distribution of Opportunity 199
6 The Criminal Elite 219
The Problem of White-Collar Crime: A Summary 219
What Can Be Done? 224
Index 238
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