White-Collar Crime and Criminal Careers / Edition 1

White-Collar Crime and Criminal Careers / Edition 1

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White-Collar Crime and Criminal Careers / Edition 1

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: 9780521777636
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/28/2005
Series: Cambridge Studies in Criminology Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.47(d)

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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