For courses on White Collar and Organizational Crime taught in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Sociology, or Business departments.
A much needed addition to the field, this is the first text to address white collar crime not as a sociological phenomenon, but in the same systematic manner that criminal justice texts deal with “street” crime. It presents a clear definition and typology of white collar crime based on three major categories: crimes of fraud, crimes against public administration, and regulatory offenses. It also draws together, for the first time, a large amount of existing data to estimate the current nature and extent of white collar crime. In examining specific crimes, the text looks at enforcement, prosecution, and sentencing outcomes in a way that allows clear comparison with the criminal justice system's treatment of other types of crime. Case studies are used throughout the text to encourage critical thinking.