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

David O. Friedrichs

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2007, 2004, 1996
  • 496 Pages


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.

David O. Friedrichs, University of Scranton

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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).
Name Index.
Subject Index.

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  • ISBN-10: 1133337104
  • ISBN-13: 9781133337102
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  • ISBN-13: 9780495600824
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