1st Edition

Fraud: Organization, Motivation and Control, Volumes I and II
Volume I The Extent and Causes of White-Collar Crime Volume II The Social, Administrative and Criminal Control of Fraud

Edited By

Michael Levi

ISBN 9781855217164
Published May 28, 1999 by Routledge
910 Pages

USD $500.00

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Book Description

The International library of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Penology is an important publishing initiative that brings together the most significant contemporary published journal essays in current criminology, criminal justice and penology. The series makes available to researchers, academics and students of criminology an extensive range of essays which are indispensable for obtaining an overview of the latest theories and findings in this fast developing field.

Table of Contents

Contents: Volume I: The Extent and Causes of White-Collar Crime. Patterns of Fraud Victimisation: Insurance fraud, Michael Clarke; Organised cross-Atlantic crime: racketeering in fuels, Petrus van Duyne and Alan A. Block; Abuse of the corporate form: reflections from the bottom of the harbour, Arie Frieberg; Transaction systems and unlawful organizational behavior, Diane Vaughan; Credit and cheque card fraud: some victim survey data and their implications, Michael Levi; Designing crime: the short life expectancy and the workings of a recent wave of credit card bank frauds, Pierre Tremblay; Counterfeiting credit cards, François Mativat and Pierre Tremblay; Organizing plastic fraud: enterprise criminals and side-stepping of fraud prevention, Michael Levi; Small business: white collar villains or victims?, Adam Sutton and Ronald Wild; On cooling the mark out: some aspects of adaptation to failure, Erving Goffman; Victimization of persons by fraud, Richard M. Titus, Fred Heinzelmann and John M. Boyle; Long-term consequences of victimization by white-collar crime, Neil Shover, Greer Litton Fox and Michael Mills. Explaining Involvement in Fraud: From fiddle factors to networks of collusion: charting the waters of small business crime, Hugh D. Barlow; The criminal violation of financial trust, Donald R. Cressey; The heavy electrical equipment antitrust cases of 1961, Gilbert Geis; Embezzlement without problems, Gwynn Nettler; White-collar crime and the study of embezzlement, Gary S. Green; Crime at work: the social construction of amateur property theft, Stuart Henry and Gerald Mars; Motivations and criminal careers of long-term fraudsters, Michael Levi; Denying the guilty mind: accounting for involvement in white-collar crime, Michael L. Benson; Selling hope, selling risk: some lessons for law from behavioural economics about stockbrokers and sophisticated customers, Donald C. Langevoort; The problems of white-collar crime motivation, Stanton Wheeler; Specific deterrence in a sample of offenders convicted of white-collar crimes, David Weisburd, Elin Waring and Ellen Chayet; Are white-collar and common offenders the same? And empirical and theoretical critique of a recently proposed general theory of crime, Michael L. Benson and Elizabeth Moore; Organizational offending and neoclassical criminology: challenging the reach of a general theory of crime, Gary E. Reed and Peter Cleary Yeager; Clarifying the reach of a general theory of crime for organizational offending: a comment on Reed and Yeager, Carey Herbert, Gary S. Green and Victor Larragoite; Of corporate persons and straw men: a reply to Herbert, Green and Larragoite; Name index. Volume II: The Social, Administrative and Criminal Control of Fraud. Perceptions of Fraud: Crime and the average American, John Braithwaite; White-collar criminals, Ezra Stotland; The myth of community tolerance toward white-collar crime, Peter Grabosky, John Braithwaite and Paul Wilson; The Yale white-collar crime project: a review and critique, David Johnson and Richard Leo; The social control of impersonal trust, Susan Shapiro; The idea of criminal deception, Tony Smith. Regulating Fraud: Administrative and Criminal Justice: The state and white-collar crime: saving the savings and loans, Kitty Calavita and Henry Pontell; Giving creditors the business: the criminal law in inaction, Michael Levi; White collar crime, shamelessness and disintegration: the control of tax evasion in Pakistan, Michael Levi and Shoaib Suddle; Practitioner fraud and abuse in medical benefit programmes: government regulation and professional white-collar crime, Henry Pontell, Paul Jesilow and Gilbert Geis; Regulating risky business: dilemmas in security regulation, Nancy Reichman; The road not taken: the elusive path to criminal prosecution for white-collar offenders, Susan Shapiro; The changing FBI: the road to ABSCAM, James Q. Wilson; 'Club Fed' and the sentencing of white-collar offenders before and after Watergate, John Hagan and Alberto Palloni; The reputational penalty firms bear from committing criminal fraud, J. Karpoff and J. Lott; Sentencing white-collar crime in the dark? Reflections on the Guinness Four, Michael Levi; Class, status and the punishment of white-collar criminals, Stanton Wheeler; Name index.

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’...this book is a powerful review of the literature on white-collar crime research...an invaluable asset to those desiring more information on what is known as white-collar crime.’ Law and Politics