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NCJ Number: 192935 Find in a Library
Title: Profit Without Honor: White-Collar Crime and the Looting of America, Second Edition
Author(s): Stephen M. Rosoff; Henry N. Pontell; Robert H. Tillman
Date Published: 2002
Page Count: 513
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice Hall Publishing
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
Publication Number: ISBN 0-13-028685-0
Sale Source: Prentice Hall Publishing
Criminal Justice and Police Training
1 Lake Street
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
United States of America
Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume details specific forms of white-collar crimes and discusses the causes, societal responses, and consequences of white-collar crime.
Abstract: The text emphasizes the pervasiveness of white-collar crime across a wide range of institutions, including business, government, the medical profession, and religious organizations and includes selected cases from the past to demonstrate that white-collar crime has a long history. Individual chapters examine consumer fraud, noting that it is the most prolific of all white-collar crimes, and detail the sale of dangerous or defective products to consumers. Additional chapters focus on environmental offenses, offenses against occupational safety and health, insider trading in stocks, corruption of mass media and religion, securities fraud, the savings and loan scandals of the 1980’s, and related frauds within fiduciary enterprises such as pension funds and insurance companies. Further chapters focus on abuses of authority among government officials, crimes through which organizations and agencies have sought to achieve covert governmental goals through unethical or illegal means, corruption of public officials, Medicaid fraud, and computer-related crime. The final chapter examines societal, institutional, and organizational causes of white-collar crime; the distinctive manner in which police agencies, the mass media, and the general public respond to white-collar crime; and broader economic, environmental, and human consequences. The analysis concludes with a discussion of some effective strategies for controlling white-collar crime. Case examples, chapter reference notes, and index
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Corruption of public officials; Crime specific countermeasures; Fraud; Offense characteristics; White collar crime; White collar crime causes; White collar offenders
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