Crimes of Privilege: Readings in White-Collar Crime

Paperback | October 15, 2000

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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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...

Neal Shover is at University of Tennessee, Knoxville. John Paul Wright is at East Tennessee State University.

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Format: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?