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NCJ Number: 49880 Find in a Library
Title: WHITE-COLLAR CRIME - A 20TH-CENTURY CRISIS
Author(s): A BEQUAI
Corporate Author: Lexington Books
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 203
Sponsoring Agency: Lexington Books
New York, NY 10022
Sale Source: Lexington Books
866 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: VARIOUS ASPECTS AND TYPES OF WHITE-COLLAR CRIME ARE DISCUSSED, INCLUDING SECURITIES-RELATED CRIMES, COMPUTER CRIMES, TAX FRAUDS, BANKRUPTCY FRAUDS, ENVIRONMENTAL OFFENSES, AND BRIBES, KICKBACKS, AND POLITICAL FRAUDS.
Abstract: THE DEFINITION AND SCOPE OF WHITE-COLLAR CRIME ARE NOTED. THE QUESTION OF WHY WHITE-COLLAR CRIME HAS BEEN NEGLECTED IS BROACHED, WITH ATTENTION TO THE HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF CRIME, TRADITIONAL CRIMINOLOGY, THE INFUSION OF IDEOLOGY AND THE MARXIST APPROACH, AND PROBLEMS IN DATA COLLECTION. THE ACTORS IN WHITE-COLLAR CRIMES AND THE TECHNIQUES OF WHITE-COLLAR FELONS ARE IDENTIFIED, AND SECURITIES-RELATED CRIMES ARE EXAMINED REGARDING THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SECURITIES INDUSTRY, SECURITIES LAWS, CATEGORIES OF OFFENSES, AND SECURITIES LAW ENFORCEMENT. BANKRUPTCY, CONSUMER, AND INSURANCE FRAUDS ARE DISCUSSED, WITH EMPHASIS ON APPLICABLE LAWS AND THE ASSORTED CATEGORIES OF OFFENSES. BRIBES, KICKBACKS, AND POLITICAL FRAUDS ARE DETAILED, INCLUDING PRIVATE CORRUPTION, BUREAUCRATIC BRIBERY, POLITICAL BRIBERY, AND ELECTIONEERING FRAUDS. A DISCUSSION OF FRAUDS IN GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS AND PROGRAMS IS ACCOMPANIED BY AN EXAMINATION OF ANTITRUST LAWS AND TRADE RESTRAINT PRACTICES AND INSIDER-RELATED FRAUDS SUCH AS EMBEZZLEMENT, PILFERAGE, AND DATA THEFT. COMPUTER SECURITY, PROSECUTION DIFFICULTIES IN COMPUTER-RELATED CRIME, AND FACTORS UNDERLYING THE EASY ABUSE OF COMPUTERS ARE DISCUSSED. ENVIRONMENTAL OFFENSES AND TAX FRAUDS ARE CONSIDERED IN RELATION TO THE HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE APPLICABLE LAWS AND THE NATURE OF THEIR ENFORCEMENT. THE ORGANIZED CRIME ROLE IN WHITE-COLLAR CRIME, THE AREAS OF ORGANIZED CRIMINAL ACTIVITY, AND THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE ORGANIZED CRIME ACT ARE DETAILED, ALONG WITH THE PROBLEMS PRESENTED BY ORGANIZED CRIME TO FEDERAL AND LOCAL PROSECUTORS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES. LITIGATION PROBLEMS ARE HIGHLIGHTED REGARDING THE DEVELOPMENT OF PROCEDURAL SAFEGUARDS, THE POWERS OF NEW POLICING BODIES, AND CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTIONS. THE VOLUME CLOSES WITH SPECULATIONS ON FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS IN WHITE-COLLAR CRIME AND ITS CHANGING DIMENSIONS RESULTING FROM TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION. A BIBLIOGRAPHY AND INDEX ARE PROVIDED.
Index Term(s): Antitrust offenses; Bribery; Consumer fraud; Corruption of public officials; Embezzlement; Law enforcement; Organized crime; Tax evasion; Techniques; White collar crime
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