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The Handbook of White-Collar Crime. Edition No. 1. Wiley Handbooks in Criminology and Criminal Justice

  • ID: 5225349
  • Book
  • November 2019
  • 544 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A comprehensive and state-of the-art overview from internationally-recognized experts on white-collar crime covering a broad range of topics from many perspectives

Law enforcement professionals and criminal justice scholars have debated the most appropriate definition of “white-collar crime” ever since Edwin Sutherland first coined the phrase in his speech to the American Sociological Society in 1939. The conceptual ambiguity surrounding the term has challenged efforts to construct a body of science that meaningfully informs policy and theory. The Handbook of White-Collar Crime is a unique re-framing of traditional discussions that discusses common topics of white-collar crime - who the offenders are, who the victims are, how these crimes are punished, theoretical explanations - while exploring how the choice of one definition over another affects research and scholarship on the subject.

Providing a one-volume overview of research on white-collar crime, this book presents diverse perspectives from an international team of both established and newer scholars that review theory, policy, and empirical work on a broad range of topics. Chapters explore the extent and cost of white-collar crimes, individual- as well as organizational- and macro-level theories of crime, law enforcement roles in prevention and intervention, crimes in Africa and South America, the influence of technology and globalization, and more. This important resource:

  • Explores diverse implications for future theory, policy, and research on current and emerging issues in the field
  • Clarifies distinct characteristics of specific types of offences within the general archetype of white-collar crime
  • Includes chapters written by researchers from countries commonly underrepresented in the field
  • Examines the real-world impact of ambiguous definitions of white-collar crime on prevention, investigation, and punishment
  • Offers critical examination of how definitional decisions steer the direction of criminological scholarship

Accessible to readers at the undergraduate level, yet equally relevant for experienced practitioners, academics, and researchers, The Handbook of White-Collar Crime is an innovative, substantial contribution to contemporary scholarship in the field.

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Notes on Contributors viii

Preface xv
Melissa L. Rorie

Introduction xviii
Melissa L. Rorie

Section I What is White‐Collar Crime? 1

1 The “Discovery” of White‐Collar Crime: The Legacy of Edwin Sutherland 3
Aleksandra Jordanoska and Isabel Schoultz

2 White Collar Crime: Definitional Debates and the Case for a Typological Approach 16
David O. Friedrichs

3 Measuring White Collar Crime 32
April Wall‐Parker

Section II Extent and Cost of White‐Collar Crimes 45

4 Types of Harm, Extent of Harm, and the Victims of Occupational Crimes 47
Petter Gottschalk

5 From Economic Crime to Corporate Violence: The Multifaceted Harms of Corporate Crime 64
Gabrio Forti and Arianna Visconti

6 Beyond State and State‐Corporate Crime Typologies: The Symbiotic Nature, Harm, and Victimization of Crimes of the Powerful and Their Continuation 81
Dawn L. Rothe and Corina Medley

Section III What We Know About White‐Collar Offending 95

7 Who Commits Occupational Crimes? 97
Michael L. Benson and Hei Lam Chio

8 Who Commits Corporate Crime? 113
Mary Dodge

9 State‐Corporate Crimes 127
Ignasi Bernat and David Whyte

10 Blurred Lines: Collusions Between Legitimate and Illegitimate Organizations 139
Wim Huisman

11 Explaining White‐Collar Crime: Individual‐Level Theories 159
Rachel E. Severson, Zachery H. Kodatt, and George W. Burruss

12 Organizational and Macro‐Level Corporate Crime Theories 175
Jay P. Kennedy

13 Integrated Theories of White‐Collar and Corporate Crime 191
Fiona Chan and Carole Gibbs

Section IV Preventing and Punishing White‐Collar Crimes 209

14 Public Opinion About White‐Collar Crime 211
Francis T. Cullen, Cecilia Chouhy, and Cheryl Lero Jonson

15 Preventing Corporate Crime from Within: Compliance Management, Whistleblowing, and Internal Monitoring 229
Benjamin van Rooij and Adam D. Fine

16 Preventing and Intervening in White‐Collar Crimes: The Role of Law Enforcement 246
Nicholas Lord and Karin van Wingerde

17 Preventing and Intervening in White Collar Crimes: The Role of Regulatory Agencies 262
Angela Francis and Nicholas Ryder

18 Prosecution, Defense, and Sentencing of White‐Collar Crime 279
Ronald G. Burns and Michele Bisaccia Meitl

19 The Correctional Experiences of White‐Collar Offenders 297
Ben Hunter

20 Punishing Corporations 314
Mark A. Cohen

Section V White‐Collar Crime: An International Perspective 335

21 White‐Collar and Corporate Crime: European Perspectives 337
Christian Walburg

22 White‐Collar and Corporate Crime in China 347
Henry N. Pontell, Adam K. Ghazi‐Tehrani, and Bryan Burton

23 White‐Collar Crime in South and Central America: Corporate‐State Crime, Governance, and the High Impact of the Odebrecht Corruption Case 363
Diego Zysman‐Quirós

24 Prosecuting and Sentencing White‐Collar Crime in US Federal Courts: Revisiting the Yale Findings 381
Miranda A. Galvin and Sally S. Simpson

25 Market Criminology: A Critical Engagement with Primitive Accumulation in the Petroleum Extraction Industry in Africa 398
Ifeanyi Ezeonu

26 Researching White‐Collar Crime: An Australian Perspective 418
Arie Freiberg

27 Review of Comparative Studies on White‐Collar and Corporate Crime 437
Tomomi Kawasaki

Section VI Emerging White‐Collar Crime Issues 449

28 Technology’s Influence on White‐Collar Offending, Reporting, and Investigation 451
Thomas J. Holt and Jay P. Kennedy

29 The Elusiveness of White‐Collar and Corporate Crime in a Globalized Economy 469
Karin van Wingerde and Nicholas Lord

30 Controlling Corporate Crimes in Times of De‐regulation and Re‐regulation 484
Steven Bittle and Jasmine Hébert

Index 502

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Melissa L. Rorie University of Texas at Dallas, TX, USA.
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