Profit Without Honor: White-collar Crime and the Looting of America

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Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007 - Business & Economics - 608 pages
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Clearly exposes the battle between personal gain and individual integrity and provides a comprehensive overview of white-collar crime in American society. Presenting a vivid picture of all types of white-collar crime, the book covers high-profile cases, the latest trends in criminal activity and a thorough discussion of the victims and consequences of these criminal behaviors. Utilizing both academic and popular sources,Profit Without Honorprovides a vast array of information on white-collar offenses and challenges readers to grasp the importance and long term effects of this growing American problem.Single source of comprehensive information on the topic of white-collar crime. Discusses all types of white-collar crime and the many places it occurs, from schools, to corporations, to government, to hospitals.  Comprehensive case histories give readers a full understanding of the nature and consequences of different forms of white-collar crime. Gives equal coverage to the victims of white-collar crime, as well as the offenders. Covers computer crime.  Contains thousands of references and allows readers to easily locate a topic and reference it within the text. Appropriate for all criminal justice/law enforcement-related personnel who deal with white-collar/corporate crime issues, as well as for all members of police departments.

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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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