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NCJ Number: 151241 Find in a Library
Title: Rethinking White-Collar Crime
Author(s): T G Poveda
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 183
Sponsoring Agency: Praeger Publishers
Westport, CT 06881
Publication Number: ISBN 0-275-94586-3
Sale Source: Praeger Publishers
88 Post Road West
Westport, CT 06881
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book examines the link between the public's trust and confidence in social institutions and white-collar crime. The author believes that one cannot separate thinking about white-collar crime from conventional crime, and encourages critical thought about the nature of all crime, law, and criminal justice.
Abstract: This book comprises three major parts: (1) Definitional and Conceptual Issues (Demystifying the Crimes of the Powerful, Conventional Wisdom About White-Collar Crime, Evolution of a Concept, the Double Standard); (2) Explaining White-Collar Crime (The Facts of White-Collar Crime, Toward a Theory of White-Collar Crime); and (3) The Social Control of White-Collar Crime (Traditional Approaches to the Problem, Is White-Collar Enforcement More Symbolic Than Real? Is There a Solution?). The closing chapters address two major questions: Can white-collar crime enforcement ever be more than a symbolic gesture, particularly when the targets of enforcement are the wealthy and powerful? Can solutions to the white-collar crime problem transcend the ideological and political obstacles that have limited regulatory approaches? References, index
Main Term(s): White collar crime
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures
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