Crimes of Privilege: Readings in White-Collar Crime by Neal Shover

Crimes of Privilege: Readings in White-Collar Crime

EditorNeal Shover, John Paul Wright

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Crimes of Privilege: Readings in White-Collar Crime examines the current state of knowledge about and debate over white-collar crime. One of the most challenging and controversial topics in sociology, white-collar crime differs fundamentally from street crime because those who commit ittypically lead lives of privilege. Written by top scholars in the field, the thirty-one selections in this book include both previously published works as well as original papers. All have been significantly edited for readability and suitability for students. Organized by rational-choice theory,the readings examine the nature and sources of white-collar crime opportunities, the characteristics of white-collar offenders, white-collar criminal decision-making processes, and diverse approaches to controlling white-collar crime. Crimes of Privilege: Readings in White-Collar Crime also includestwenty-one panels chosen or prepared specifically to illustrate issues discussed in the readings. Taken primarily from local and regional newspapers or from exemplary studies of white-collar crime, some panels summarize key research on the topic while others show that a great deal of white-collarcrime occurs close to home; white-collar crime is not a problem confined to Washington, D.C., to Wall Street, or to the world's largest corporations. Crimes of Privilege: Readings in White-Collar Crime provides students with a critical overview of issues and problems in white-collar crime. It is anessential text for undergraduate and graduate courses that focus on deviance, social problems, and white-collar crime.

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Neal Shover is at University of Tennessee, Knoxville. John Paul Wright is at East Tennessee State University.
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Title:Crimes of Privilege: Readings in White-Collar CrimeFormat:PaperbackPublished:October 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Preface1. Conceptual Issues and SkirmishesIntroductionEdwin H. Sutherland: White-Collar CriminalityEdwin H. Sutherland: Is "White-Collar Crime" Crime?Susan P. Shapiro: Collaring the Crime, Not the Criminal: Reconsidering the Concept of White-Collar CrimeAlber J. Reiss, Jr. and Michael Tonry: Organizational CrimeFrank Pearce: Crime and Capitalist Business Corporations2. Victims and CostsIntroductionElizabeth Moore and Michael Mills: The Neglected Victims and Unexamined Costs of White-Collar CrimeRichard M. Titus: Personal Fraud and Its VictimsMichael Levi: White-Collar Crime VictimizationNeal Shover, Greer Fox, and Michael Mills: Consequences of Victimization by White-Collar CrimeLinda Ganzini, Benston McFarland, and Joseph Bloom: Victims of Fraud: Comparing Victims of White-Collar and Violent Crime3. White-Collar Criminal OpportunitiesIntroductionKitty Calavita and Henry N. Pontell: "Heads I WIn, Tails You Lose": Deregulation, Crime, and Crisis in the Savings and Loan IndustryHugh D. Barlow: From Fiddle Factors to Networks of Collusion: Charting the Waters of Small Business CrimeDiane Vaughan: Transaction Systems and Unlawful Organizational BehaviorJohn Liederbach: Opportunity and Crime in the Medical ProfessionJudy Root Aulette and Raymond Michalowski: Fire in Hamlet: A Case Study of a State-Corporate Crime4. Decision MakingIntroductionDonald R. Cressey: Poverty of Theory in Corporate Crime ResearchRaymond Paternoster and Sally Simpson: A Rational Choice Theory of Corporate CrimeAndrew L. Hochstetler and Heith Copes: Organizational Culture and Organizational CrimeAnne Jenkins and John Braithwaite: Profits, Pressure, and Corporate Law-BreakingDiane Vaughan: Rational Choice, Situated Action, and the Social Control of Organizations5. Sources and Characteristics of White-Collar OffendersIntroductionHazel Croall: Who Is the White-Collar Criminal?Kathleen Daly: Gender and Varieties of White-Collar CrimeD. Bilimoria: Corporate Control, Crime, and Compensation: An Examination of Large CorporationsDiane Vaughan: Toward Understanding Unlawful Organizational BehaviorNicole Leeper Piquero and Alex Piquero: Characteristics and Sources of White-Collar CrimeJames W. Coleman: Competition and Motivation to White-Collar Crime6. Controlling White-Collar Crime?IntroductionJohn Braithwaite and Gilbert Geis: On Theory and Action for Corporate Crime ControlMichael L. Benson: Prosecuting Corporate Crime: Problems and ConstraintsCorporate Crime and Criminal Justice System Capacity: Government Response to Financial Institution FraudValerie Braithwaite and John Braithwaite: An Evolving Compliance Model for Tax EnforcementLaureen Snider: Cooperative Models and Corporate Crime: Panacea or Cop-Out?