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Trusted Criminals: White Collar Crime In Contemporary Society, 4th Edition

  • David O. Friedrichs University of Scranton
  • ISBN-10: 0495600822  |  ISBN-13: 9780495600824
  • 496 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2007, 2004, 1996
  • © 2010 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $121.25
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About

Overview

This comprehensive text helps students understand the problems involved in studying white collar crime, explanations for crime, the principal focus of the crimes, and the character of the legal and criminal justice response to the crime.

Features and Benefits

  • As the most comprehensive text available on the topic, TRUSTED CRIMINALS covers research and theory of white collar crime at the systemic, organizational, and individual levels.
  • The author focuses on acts by corporations, retailers, professionals, and employees, as well as a range of other entities and social actors, from states to international financial institutions to swindlers.
  • In addition to its impeccable scholarship, the book is designed to be as reader-friendly as possible, with each chapter including chapter summaries, key terms, and discussion questions, as well as interesting examples of white collar crime to further engage students.

Table of Contents

1. The Discovery of White Collar Crime.
2. Studying White Collar Crime and Assessing its Costs.
3. Corporate Crime.
4. Occupational Crime and Avocational Crime.
5. Governmental Crime: State Crime and Political White Collar Crime.
6. State Corporate Crime, Crimes of Globalization, and Finance Crime.
7. Enterprise Crime, Contrepreneurial Crime and Technocrime.
8. Explaining White Collar Crime: Theories and Accounts.
9. Law and the Social Control of White Collar Crime.
10. Policing and Regulating White Collar Crime.
11. Prosecuting, Defending, and Adjudicating White Collar Crime.
12. Responding to the Challenge of White Collar Crime.
Appendix: White Collar Crime in Films (Lawrence Nichols).
References.
Name Index.
Subject Index.

What's New

  • This revision includes much wholly new material, ranging from global surveys on white collar crime to oil royalties' frauds to fraud in the arts market to "economic hit men" to credit repair frauds.
  • The new edition includes careful, thorough updating to reflect the latest theoretical and research developments– including general strain theory and control balance theory – and such concepts as the "generative world" of white collar crime, and the role of "lure" in such crime. Much of the latest criminological scholarship on white collar crime is addressed, not only by American, Canadian, British and Australian criminologists, but also by Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Belgian, Dutch and Swedish criminologists.
  • This updated edition includes discussion of the latest noteworthy cases and events-such as new legislative initiatives (e.g., consumer product safety), the failure of ratings agencies in policing the securities markets, the adoption of deferred prosecution agreements by the government, and the use of social licenses.

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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

eBank Instructor's Resource Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 0495601055 | ISBN-13: 9780495601050)

Create tests, streamline your course preparation, and get the most from the text with this new instructor's resource manual. Prepare for class more quickly and effectively with resources including Learning Objectives, Chapter Outlines, Chapter Summaries, detailed Key Term definitions, and Classroom Activities and Discussion Questions. A Test Bank with questions in multiple choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank, and essay formats saves you time creating tests.

Writing and Communicating for Criminal Justice  (ISBN-10: 0495000418 | ISBN-13: 9780495000419)

Providing students with a basic introduction to academic, professional, and research writing in criminal justice, this text contains articles on writing skills, a basic grammar review, and a survey of on-the-job verbal communication that will benefit students in their current studies and throughout their careers.

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Classroom Activities for Criminal Justice  (ISBN-10: 0495103829 | ISBN-13: 9780495103820)

Stimulate student engagement with a compilation of the best of the best in criminal justice classroom activities. Novice and seasoned instructors will appreciate this powerful course customization tool containing tried-and-true favorites and exciting new projects drawn from the spectrum of criminal justice subjects, including introduction to criminal justice, criminology, corrections, criminal law, policing, and juvenile justice.

The Wadsworth Custom Video for Criminal Justice, Volume III - DVD Version  (ISBN-10: 0495189510 | ISBN-13: 9780495189510)

Includes short 5- to 10-minute segments that provide faculty with a method of building student interest and classroom discussion. The segments focus on current topics as well as high-profile cases, and they are long enough to trigger an in-depth discussion but short enough to not fill an entire class session.

Bundle: Text + Careers in Criminal Justice Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 0495766003 | ISBN-13: 9780495766001)

TRUSTED CRIMINALS: WHITE COLLAR CRIME IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY is a comprehensive guide that covers topics ranging from the problems involved in studying white collar crimes to the principal focus of the crimes to the character of the legal and criminal justice response to the crime.

List Price = $160.95  | CengageBrain Price = $160.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $121.26

Student Supplements

Writing and Communicating for Criminal Justice  (ISBN-10: 0495000418 | ISBN-13: 9780495000419)

Offering a practical introduction to academic, professional, and research writing in criminal justice, this proven text uses articles on writing skills, a basic grammar review, and a survey of on-the-job verbal communication to equip you with skills that will serve you well now and throughout your career.

List Price = $44.95  | CengageBrain Price = $44.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $34.00

Bundle: Text + Careers in Criminal Justice Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 0495766003 | ISBN-13: 9780495766001)

TRUSTED CRIMINALS: WHITE COLLAR CRIME IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY is a comprehensive guide that covers topics ranging from the problems involved in studying white collar crimes to the principal focus of the crimes to the character of the legal and criminal justice response to the crime.

List Price = $160.95  | CengageBrain Price = $160.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $121.26

Meet the Author

Author Bio

David O. Friedrichs

David O. Friedrichs is Professor of Sociology/Criminal Justice and Distinguished University Fellow at the University of Scranton (Pennsylvania). He is the author of LAW IN OUR LIVES: AN INTRODUCTION (Roxbury, 2001; 2006), editor of STATE CRIME, VOLUMES I AND II (Ashgate, 1998), and has published well over 100 articles, book chapters, encyclopedia entries, and essays on a wide range of sociological and criminological topics, including many articles on white collar crime. He has been a visiting professor at a number of universities, including Ohio University, the University of South Africa, and Flinders University (Australia). He has also served as President of the White Collar Crime Research Consortium (2002-2004). In 2005 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Division on Critical Criminology of the American Society of Criminology.