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NCJ Number: 99360 Find in a Library
Title: White-Collar Crime and Punishment - The Class Structure and Legal Sanctioning of Securities Violations
Journal: American Sociological Review  Volume:50  Issue:3  Dated:(June 1985)  Pages:302-316
Author(s): J Hagan; P Parker
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 15
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper proposes a structural theory of white-collar crime and punishment.
Abstract: The fundamental premise of this theory is that class position, measured in relational rather than more traditional gradational terms, influences white-collar criminal behavior as well as its punishment. Using data collected through interviews with investigators involved in the prosecution of securities violators over a seventeen-year period in Ontario, it is demonstrated that the punishment of white-collar crime is not only a function of class position, but also of the kinds of organized white-collar criminal behavior that certain class positions make possible. This is the first analysis to include data on persons charged with noncriminal as well as criminal statutes, a distinction that proves crucial in the understanding of the class structure and legal sanctioning of the kind of white-collar crime considered. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Alcoholic beverage consumption; Ontario; Punishment; White collar crime
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