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International Handbook of White-Collar and Corporate Crime

Pontell, Henry N., Geis, Gilbert L. (Eds.)

2007, XVIII, 702 p.

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The International Handbook of White-Collar and Corporate Crime

Edited by Henry N. Pontell, University of California, Irvine

Gilbert Geis, University of California, Irvine

Insider trading. Savings and loan scandals. Enron.

Corporate crimes were once thought of as victimless offenses, but now—with billions of dollars and an increasingly global economy at stake—this is understood to be far from the truth.

The International Handbook of White-Collar and Corporate Crime explores the complex interplay of factors involved when corporate cultures normalize lawbreaking, and when organizational behavior is pushed to unethical (and sometimes inhumane) limits. Featuring original contributions from a panel of experts representing North America, Asia, Europe, and Australia, this timely volume presents multidisciplinary views on recent corporate wrongdoing affecting economic and social conditions worldwide.

  • Criminal liability and intent
  • Stock market and financial crime
  • Bribery and extortion
  • Computer and identity fraud
  • Health care fraud
  • Crime in the professions
  • Industrial pollution
  • Political corruption
  • War crimes and genocide

Contributors offer case studies, historical and sociopolitical analyses, theoretical and legal perspectives, and comparative studies, featuring examples as varied as NASA, Parmalat, the Italian government, and Watergate. Criminal justice responses to these phenomena, the role of the media in exposing or minimizing them, prevention, regulation, and self- policing strategies, and larger global issues emerging from economic crime are also featured.

Richly diverse in its coverage, The International Handbook of White-Collar and Corporate Crime is stimulating reading for students, academics, and professionals in a wide range of fields, from criminology and criminal justice to business and economics, psychology to social policy to ethics. This powerful information is certain to change many of our deeply held views on criminal behavior.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Corporate Crime - Crime - Crime Prevention - Criminal Behavior - Criminal Justice - Criminology - Nation - White-Collar Crime - computer crime - economic crime - environment - glassey - mass media

Related subjects » Criminology & Criminal Justice - Social Sciences

Table of contents 

Acknowledgements.- Preface.- I. Introduction: Theoretical Issues in Organizational and Corporate Lawbreaking.- 1. Beyond Macro- and Micro-: Levels of Analysis, Organizations and the Cultural Fix, Diane Vaughan.- 2. Understanding Corporate Lawbreaking: From Profit-Seeking to Law-Finding, Peter Cleary Yeager.- 3. Attributing Responsibility for Organizational Wrongdoing, Matthew T. Lee, Jeannine A. Gailey.- II. White-Collar Criminogenesis: Structure, Motivation, and Rationalization.- 1. Generative Worlds of White-Collar Crime, Neal Shover.- 2. Because They Can: Motivations and Intent of White-Collar Criminals, James Gobert and Maurice Punch.- III. Critical and Postmodern Approaches to Research. 1. Researching White Collar and Corporate Crime in an Era of Neo-Liberalism, Steve Tombs, Dave Whyte.- 2. An Age of Miracles?, Frank Pearce.- 3. White-Collar Crime in a Postmodern Globalized World, David O. Friedrichs.- IV. Corporate Crime and State-Corporate Crime.- 1. Corporate Crime, Amitai Etzioni, Derek Mitchell.- 2. State-Corporate Crime and Criminological Inquiry, Raymond J. Michalowski, Ronald C. Kramer.- V. Legal Perspectives: Theory, Irresponsibility, and Liability.- 1. A Normative Approach to White-Collar Crime, Stuart P. Green.- 2. The Corporation as a Legally Created Site of Irresponsibility, Harry Glasbeek.- 3. Preventive Fault and Corporate Criminal Liability: Transforming Coprporate Organizations Into Private Policing Entities, Richard S. Gruner.- VI. Forms of White-Collar Crime.- 1. Gold Collar Crime: The Peculiar Complexities and Ambiguities of War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity, and Genocide, Chrisje Brants.- 2. Environmental Pollution by Corporations in Japan, Minoru Yokoyama.- 3. Crime in the World of Art, Christine Alder, Kenneth Polk. 4. Computer Crime and White-Collar Crime, Peter Grabosky, Sascha Walkley.- VII. Professional and Occupational White-Collar Crime.- 1. From Pink to White with Various Shades of Embezzlement: Women Who Commit White-Collar Crimes, Mary Dodge.- 2. The Itching Palm: The Crimes of Bribery and Extortion, David Shichor.- 3. Crime by Lawyers in Japan and the Responsibilities of Professionals, Shin Matsuzawa and Tokikazu Konishi.- VIII. Corruption: Narratives, Definitions, and Applications.- 1. Corruption Kills, William K. Black.- 2. On the Comparative Study of Corruption, Franklin E. Zimring, David T. Johnson.- 3. Corporate Corruption in the New Economy, Robert Tillman, Michael Indergaard.- 4. Cesare Beccaria and White Collar Crimes’ Public Harm: Italian Systemic Corruption, Gabrio Forti, Arianna Visconti.- IX. Case Studies.- 1. The Role of the Mass Media in the Enron Fraud: Cause or Cure?, Stephen M. Rosoff.- 2. Crime? What Crime? Tales of the Collapse of HIH, Fiona Haines.- 3.Enron, Lemont & Hauspie, and Parmalat: Comparative Case Studies, Georges Kellens, Michael Dantine, Bertrand Demonceau.- 4. White Collar Crime and Reactions of the Criminal Justice System in the U.S. and Japan, Tomomi Kawasaki.- X. Policing White-Collar Crime.- 1. Policing Healthcare at the Dawn of the New Millennium, Paul Jesilow.- 2. Policing Financial Crimes, Michael Levi.- XI. Regulation, Prevention, and Control.- 1. Situational Crime Prevention and White-Collar Crime, Michael L. Benson, Tamara D. Madensen. -2. 'This Time We Really Mean It!' Cracking Down on Stock Market Fraud, Laureen Snider.- 3. White Collar Crime and Prosecution for 'Industrial Manslaughter' as a Means to Reduce Workplace Death, Rick Sarre.- 4. The Punishment of Corporate Crime in China, Ling Zhang, Lin Zhao.

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