Looting America: greed, corruption, villains, and victims

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Prentice Hall, 2003 - Business & Economics - 511 pages
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"This book presents a vivid picture of pervasive corporate fraud. The authors, well-known authorities on criminology, argue that white collar crime is the most pernicious crime problem in America today, with financial, physical, and social costs dwarfing those of street crime. Looting America traces the historical roots of scandals infecting our economy today, with provocative information that will arouse righteous indignation."--BOOK JACKET.

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Contents

2002 A Fraud Odyssey
1
WhiteCollar Crime
28
Crimes Against Consumers
58
Copyright

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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.

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