White-Collar Crime and Criminal Careers

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 12, 2001 - Law - 189 pages
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Studies of the criminal career to date have focused on common criminals and street crime; criminologists have overlooked the careers of white-collar offenders. David Weisburd and Elin Waring offer here the first detailed examination of the criminal careers of people convicted of white-collar crimes. Weisburd and Waring uncover some surprising findings, which upset common wisdom about white-collar criminals. Their findings illustrate the misplaced emphasis of previous scholarship in focusing on the categorical distinctions between criminals and noncriminals.
 

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Contents

WhiteCollar Crime and Criminal Careers
1
Dimensions of Official Criminal Careers
27
Crimes of Crisis and Opportunity
51
Chronic Offenders
73
Prison Sanctions and Criminal Careers
91
Understanding Recidivism
115
Conclusions
137
Detailed Information about the Sample
157
The Imprisonment Model
163
References
165
Index
183
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