Choosing White-Collar Crime
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Choosing White-Collar Crime by Neal Shover
Book DescriptionFor more than three decades, rational-choice theory has reigned as the dominant approach both for interpreting crime and as underpinning for crime-control programs. Although it has been applied to an array of street crimes, white-collar crime and those who commit it have thus far received less attention. Choosing White-Collar Crime is a systematic application of rational-choice theory to problems of explaining and controlling white-collar crime. It distinguishes ordinary and upperworld white-collar crime and presents reasons theoretically for believing that both have increased substantially in recent decades. Reasons for the increase include the growing supply of white-collar lure and non-credible oversight. Choosing White-Collar Crime also examines criminal decision making by white-collar criminals and their criminal careers. The book concludes with reasons for believing that problems of white-collar crime will continue unchecked in the increasingly global economy and calls for strengthened citizen movements to rein in the increases.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521662178
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Neal Shover
Choosing White-Collar Crime, Paperback (November 2005)
Choosing White-Collar Crime is a systematic application of rational-choice theory to white-collar crime.
Crimes of Privilege, Paperback (December 2000)
This reader brings together under a unifying theoretical approach knowledge about and debate over white-collar crime. Editors' introductions preface each chapter. The selections - both classic and contemporary - has been edited for readability and suitability for the college student.
Great Pretenders, Paperback (April 1996)» View all books by Neal Shover
Great Pretenders is based on the author's original studies and previously published research and on more than fifty autobiographies of persistent thieves. Shover uses a crime-as-choice framework and a life-course perspective to make sense of important decisions and changes in the lives of persistent thieves.
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Author Biography - Neal Shover
Neal Shover is Professor of Sociology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where he teaches courses in criminology, white-collar crime and criminal justice. He is author of A Sociology of American Corrections (1979), Aging Criminals (1985), (with Donald A. Clelland and John P. Lynxwiler) Enforcement or Negotiation? Constructing a Regulatory Bureaucracy (1986), (with Werner Einstadter) Analyzing American Corrections (1989), Great Pretenders: Pursuits and Careers of Persistent Thieves (1996) and co-editor (with John Paul Wright) of Crimes of Privilege (2000). His work has appeared in Social Forces, Social Problems, the British Journal of Criminology, Criminology, Crime, Law and Social Change and numerous edited collections. Andy Hochstetler is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Iowa State University where he teaches courses on crime at the graduate and undergraduate levels as well as a course on inequality and stratification. He writes on white-collar crime, prisoners, criminal decision making and recidivism. His work has appeared in numerous edited collections and journals including Criminology, Social Problems, the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Crime and Delinquency, Justice Quarterly, the Journal of Criminal Justice, Deviant Behavior and Crime, Law and Social Change.
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