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.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Studies in Criminology Series|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|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.