White-Collar and Corporate Crime by Gilbert GeisWhite-Collar and Corporate Crime by Gilbert Geis

White-Collar and Corporate Crime

byGilbert Geis

Paperback | November 17, 2015

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In this brief, accessible text, Gilbert Geis provides a thorough overview of white-collar crime. Geis opens with a summary of the field's development and the recognition of white-collar crime as an area worthy of study. He then discusses the fascinating history of white-collar crime, examinesthe phenomenon of corporate crime, and explores the definitions of these crimes and the theories used to explain them.About the Series:Keynotes in Criminology and Criminal Justice, edited by Henry N. Pontell, provides essential knowledge on important contemporary matters of crime, law, and justice to a broad audience of readers. Each volume is written by a leading scholar in that area. Concise, accessible, and affordable, thesetexts are designed to serve either as primers around which courses can be built or as supplemental books for a variety of courses.
Gilbert Geis was Professor Emeritus of Criminology, Law, and Society at the University of California, Irvine. Henry N. Pontell is a Distinguished Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York.
Title:White-Collar and Corporate CrimeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8.11 × 5.51 × 0.59 inPublished:November 17, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsAbout the Author1. Enter "White-Collar Crime"2. Historical PerspectivesStaving Off Starvation- Greece- The Roman Empire- Judeo-Christian PreceptsForestalling, Regrating, and EngrossingThe Muckrakers3. Corporate CrimeThe BackgroundThe South Sea Bubble CaseRailroads and ReformsEnforcement PatternsOccupational Danger: The Moeves CaseCorporate Corruption: The Enron/Andersen CaseThe Sarbanes-Oxley ActCorporate GovernanceResearch and Corporate CrimeSumming Up4. Definitions and TheoriesDefining White-Collar Crime- Edwin H. Sutherland (1939a)- Edwin H. Sutherland (1939b)- Edwin H. Sutherland (1945)- Edwin H. Sutherland (1948)- Edwin H. Sutherland (1949a)- Edwin H. Sutherland (1949b)The Backlash- Frank Hartung/Ernest Burgess (1950)- Paul W. Tappan (1947)- Vilhelm Aubert (1952)- Robert G. Caldwell (1958)- Herbert Edelhertz (1970)- Harold Pepinsky (1974)- Leonard Orland (1980)- The Yale Law School Project (1982-1991)- Susan Shapiro (1990)White-Collar Crime Theory- Edwin H. Sutherland (1939)- James W. Coleman (1987)- Michael Gottfredson and Travis Hirschi (1990)- Neal Shover and Andy Hochstetler (2006)End notesIndex

Editorial Reviews

"In this concise but compelling volume, Gilbert Geis takes us on a fascinating and informative tour of the development of white-collar theory and research. Wonderfully crafted, White-Collar and Corporate Crime is an essential resource for scholars and an ideal supplement for a range ofcriminology courses." --Francis T. Cullen, University of Cincinnati