Profit Without Honor White Collar Crime and the Looting of America

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2019-01-28
  • Publisher: Pearson Rental Program

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For courses in criminal justice, white-collar crime, criminology, law & society, social problems, and American culture.

A lively storytelling approach to white-collar crime
Witty and engaging, Profit Without Honor: White-Collar Crime and the Looting of America paints a vivid picture of white┬┐-collar crime in the US today. Exposing discrepancies between personal gain and individual integrity, the authors examine high-┬┐profile cases, trends in criminal activity, and the victims and consequences of criminal behaviors. Colorful anecdotes and statistics spark interest and motivate students to keep reading. The 7th edition addresses dramatic new developments in the study of white-collar crime since the last edition, including dozens of cases of corporate and governmental abuses of power in our modern era.

Author Biography

Stephen M. Rosoff was professor of criminology at the University of Houston–Clear Lake. He received his PhD in social ecology from the University of California, Irvine, and has written extensively on white-collar crime and professional deviance, particularly in the areas of medical fraud and computer crime. His scholarship has appeared in numerous journals and books around the world, including Social Deviance (McGraw Hill, 2011), which he co-authored.

Henry N. Pontell
is professor of criminology, law, and society in the School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine. He received his PhD in sociology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His scholarly work has focused on financial and medical fraud and the role of corporate crime in major financial debacles, among other areas in criminology. His books include Big Money Crime: Fraud and Politics in the Savings and Loan Crisis (UC Press), Prescription for Profit: How Doctors Defraud Medicaid (UC Press), and International Handbook of White-Collar and Corporate Crime (Springer).

Robert H. Tillman
is professor of sociology at St. John’s University in New York City. He received his PhD in sociology from the University of California, Davis. He is the author and co-author of several books on white-collar crime, including Big Money Crime: Fraud and Politics in the Savings and Loan Crisis (University of California Press) and Pump and Dump: The Rancid Rules of the New Economy (Rutgers University Press).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Crimes Against Consumers
3. Unsafe Products
4. Environmental Crime
5. Institutional Corruption: Mass Media and Religion
6. Securities Fraud
7. Corporate Fraud
8. Fiduciary Fraud
9. Crimes by the Government
10. Corruption of Public Officials
11. Medical Crime
12. Computer Crime
13. Conclusions

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