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NCJ Number: 140368 Find in a Library
Title: White-Collar Crime: The Parallax View (From White- Collar Crime Reconsidered, P 3-27, 1992, Kip Schlegel and David Weisburd, eds - See NCJ-140367)
Author(s): K Schlegel; D Weisburd
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 25
Sponsoring Agency: Northeastern University Press
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Sale Source: Northeastern University Press
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Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This overview of the research conducted on white-collar crime since Sutherland introduced the term in 1939 highlights the debates regarding definitions and concludes that it is useful to consider white-collar crime from a variety of perspectives, including that of the offense, the offender, and the legal structure.
Abstract: Much of the recent scholarship on the subject has focused on offender-based definitions, offense-based definitions, or organizational crime. However, Sutherland himself was unclear about what he meant by white-collar crime. His use of an abstraction offers the most useful approach to the study of white-collar crime in that it permits a search for interactions among the many factors that make up crime and societal reactions to it. Such research will promote understanding of crime in general. Specific areas of focus include individual motivation, the criminal motivation of organizational offenders, victimization, policing, and sentencing. 71 references
Main Term(s): White collar crime; White collar offenders
Index Term(s): Definitions; White collar crime causes
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