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White Collar Crime
     

White Collar Crime

by John E. Ferguson
 

The American criminologist Edwin Sutherland defined white-collar crime as "a crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of his occupation." Through concealment, deceit, or violation of trust, white-collar criminals bilk investors of their life savings, ruin companies, and destroy lives. But when compared to violent crime, are

Overview

The American criminologist Edwin Sutherland defined white-collar crime as "a crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of his occupation." Through concealment, deceit, or violation of trust, white-collar criminals bilk investors of their life savings, ruin companies, and destroy lives. But when compared to violent crime, are such crimes taken seriously enough by law enforcement and politicians? When caught, are white-collar criminals punished severely enough? And what role should government play in involving itself in these matters? In an era of vast pyramid schemes and rampant credit fraud, readers can explore these timely issues and many others in White-Collar Crime.

Each book in the Point/Counterpoint series offers all the statutes, legal opinions, and studies a student needs to structure a cohesive argument on a given controversial topic. Issues are presented from multiple points of view; sidebars cite laws, opinions, and court cases to aid in critical analysis; appendices help students conduct legal research; and all sources are fully documented.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604135046
Publisher:
Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
02/01/2010
Series:
Point/Counterpoint Series: Issues in Contemporary American Society
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.46(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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