White-Collar and Corporate Crime: A Documentary and Reference Guide

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ABC-CLIO, Oct 31, 2011 - Business & Economics - 351 pages
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From Gilded Age railroad scandals to the muckraking period and from the Savings and Loan debacle to corporate fallout during the recent economic meltdown, some individuals and companies have chosen to take the low road to achieve "the American dream." While these offenders throughout modern history may have lacked ethics, morals, or good judgment, they certainly were not wanting in terms of creativity.

White-Collar and Corporate Crime: A Documentary and Reference Guide traces the fascinating history of white-collar and corporate criminal behavior from the 1800s through the 2010 passage of the Dodd-Frank financial reform measure. Author Gilbert Geis scrutinizes more than a century of episodes involving corporate corruption and other self-serving behaviors that violate antitrust laws, bribery statutes, and fraud laws. The various attempts made by authorities to rein in greed and the methods employed by wrongdoers to evade these controls are also discussed and evaluated.

 

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Contents

1 What is WhiteCollar and Corporate Crime?
1
2 The Robber Barons
35
3 The Muckrakers
63
4 Antitrust Crimes
83
18641993
109
6 Insider Trading and Related Crimes
141
7 Government WhiteCollar Crimes
169
8 WhiteCollar Crime in the Professions
183
9 Environmental and Consumer Crimes
209
10 The Enron Decade of Corporate Debacles
233
Bernie Madoff R Allen Stanford and Boss Jezda
271
20072009
289
13 Doing Something about it
321
Bibliography
337
Index
345
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Gilbert Geis is professor emeritus in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at University of California, Irvine, CA.

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