White-Collar Crime and Criminal Careers

White-Collar Crime and Criminal Careers

by David Weisburd, Elin Waring, Ellen Chayet
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521771625

ISBN-13: 9780521771627

Pub. Date: 12/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

"Criminologists have turned their attention to the origins and paths of the criminal career for what this approach reveals about the causes, manifestations, and prevention of crime. Studies of the criminal career to date have focused on common criminals and street crime; criminologists have overlooked the careers of white-collar offenders. David Weisburd and Elin…  See more details below

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"Criminologists have turned their attention to the origins and paths of the criminal career for what this approach reveals about the causes, manifestations, and prevention of crime. Studies of the criminal career to date have focused on common criminals and street crime; criminologists have overlooked the careers of white-collar offenders. David Weisburd and Elin Waring offer here the first detailed examination of the criminal careers of people convicted of white-collar crimes." "Who are repeat white-collar criminals, and how do their careers differ from those of offenders found in more traditional crime samples? Weisburd and Waring uncover some surprising findings, which upset some long-held common wisdom about white-collar criminals. Most scholars, for example, have assumed that white-collar criminals, unlike other types of offenders, are unlikely to have multiple or long criminal records. As Weisburd and Waring demonstrate, a significant number of white-collar criminals have multiple contacts with the criminal justice system and like other criminals, they are often led by situational forces such as financial or family crises to commit crimes. White-collar criminals share a number of similarities in their social and economic circumstances with other types of criminals. Weisburd and Waring are led to a portrait of crimes and criminals that is very different from that which has traditionally dominated criminal career studies. It focuses less on the categorical distinctions between criminals and noncriminals and more on the importance of the immediate context of crime and its role in leading otherwise conventional people to violate the law."--BOOK JACKET.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521771627
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2005
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Criminology Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile:
1460L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Acknowledgments
1White-Collar Crime and Criminal Careers1
2Dimensions of Official Criminal Careers27
3Crimes of Crisis and Opportunity51
4Chronic Offenders73
5Prison Sanctions and Criminal Careers91
6Understanding Recidivism115
7Conclusions137
App. ADetailed Information about the Sample157
App. BThe Imprisonment Model163
References165
Index183

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