The Criminal Elite, Fifth Edition: The Sociology of White Collar Crime

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Macmillan, Nov 26, 2001 - Social Science - 254 pages
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Analyzes the causes, legal response, and impact of white-collar crime has on society. This new edition includes case studies on the tobacco industry and consumer fraud.
 

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Contents

OH6 Introduction i
1
Measuring WhiteCollar Crime
7
Review Questions
13
Computer Crime
20
Conflicts of Interest
32
Bribery and Corruption
39
Manipulating the Marketplace
48
Violating Civil Liberties
58
Enforcement
130
The Criminal Justice System
144
Civil Suits
152
Two Case Studies
158
Why Justice Fails
165
Review Questions
175
The Causes
183
Neutralizing Social Controls
194

Violent WhiteCollar Crimes
68
A Financial Crime Wave
84
The Laws
101
Fair Political Practices
108
Who Can Commit a Crime?
120
The Distribution of Opportunity
204
The Whole Picture
216
SIX The Criminal Elite
224
A Concluding Note
239
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About the author (2001)

James William Coleman is Professor of Sociology at the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. A graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara with a specialization in the sociology of religion, he has been a practicing Buddhist for the last fifteen years.

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