Profit without honor: white-collar crime and the looting of America

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Prentice Hall, 2002 - Law - 500 pages
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The second edition of Profit Without Honor discusses and explains various types of white collar crimes. Using case histories and references, the book also looks at the damage that white collar crime inflicts upon its victims. Written in an engaging and entertaining manner, it covers such topics as Crimes Against Consumers, Unsafe Products, Crimes by the Government, Corruption of Public Officials, Medical Crime, and Computer Crime. For people in investigations, law enforcement, or any legal professions.

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About the author (2002)

HENRY N. PONTELL is professor and chair of the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, in the School of Social Ecology at the University of California-Irvine. He has written extensively on the topics of deviance and social control, white-collar and corporate crime, punishment and deterrence, crime seriousness, jail overcrowding and litigation, criminal justice system capacity, medical fraud, and the role of crime in the savings and loan debacle. He is a past president and fellow of the Western Society of Criminology. His books include: "A Capacity to Punish: The Ecology of Crime and Punishment; Social Deviance; Prescription for Profit: How Doctors Defraud Medicaid; Profit Without Honor: White Collar Crime and the Looting of America;" and "Big Money Crime: Fraud and Politics in the Savings and Loan Crisis." His current work includes research on international financial fraud, and new books on social deviance, and contemporary legal debates in America.

DAVID SHICHOR is professor emeritus of criminal justice, California State University-San Bernardino. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Southern California, and taught at the Tel Aviv University, Israel prior to his arrival at CSUSB. He has written, co-authored, and co-edited several books and published numerous articles and book chapters on various topics, including juvenile delinquency, victimization, white-collar crime, corrections, and privatization in criminal justice. He is currently working on several projects on privatization, restorative justice, fraud victimization, and the mental health of jail inmates.

Robert Tillman is Associate Professor of Sociology at St. John's University. He is the author and coauthor of several books on white-collar crime, including Big Money Crime: Fraud and Politics in the Savings and Loan Crisis, which was nominated for the C. Wright Mills award, and Broken Promises: Fraud by Small Business Health Insurers. He lives in New York City. Kip Schlegel and David Weisburd, editors of the Northeastern Series on White-Collar and Organizational Crime, are, respectively, Associate Professor of Criminology at Indiana University, and Director of the Hebrew University Law School in Jerusalem and Senior Research Scientist at the Police Foundation.

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