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

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. Weisburd and Waring uncover some surprising findings, which upset

Overview

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. Weisburd and Waring uncover some surprising findings, which upset common wisdom about white-collar criminals. Their findings illustrate the misplaced emphasis of previous scholarship in focusing on the categorical distinctions between criminals and noncriminals.

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

1. White collar crime and criminal careers; 2. Dimensions of official criminal careers; 3. Crimes of crisis and opportunity; 4. Chronic offenders; 5. Prison sanctions and criminal careers; 6. Understanding recidivism; 7. Conclusions; Appendix A. Description of statutory offenses; Appendix B. Comparison of the Wheeler et al. and the current sample; Notes; References.

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