White-Collar Crime in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth-Century Britain: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

White-Collar Crime in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth-Century Britain

1st Edition

By John Benson

Routledge

168 pages

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Description

This book throws new light on white-collar crime, criminals and criminality in late nineteenth and early twentieth-century Britain. It does so by considering the life of one man, Jesse Varley (1869-1929), who embezzled more than £80,000 from Wolverhampton's Corporation, and for a decade and more enjoyed an ostentatiously extravagant lifestyle. He was discovered, and despite serving a period of penal servitude, he turned again to white-collar crime (this time in Sheffield). Sentenced again to penal servitude, he died a few years later in Liverpool in what were said to be 'very poor circumstances'.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION; PART I: MOTIVES; 1.PREDISPOSITION; 2.AMBITION; 3.OPPORTUNITY; PART II: METHODS; 4.DECEIT AND DISPLAY; PART III: RETRIBUTION; 5. ARREST AND PROSECUTION; 6. PUNISHMENT AND REHABILITATION; 7. RECIDIVISM AND RECONVICTION; PART IV: REPERCUSSIONS; 8.SHAME, BLAME AND REFORM; CONCLUSION.

About the Author

John Benson is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Modern British History

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS000000
HISTORY / General
HIS015000
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain