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Description - White Collar Crime by Michael L. Benson

"White Collar Crime" is an introduction to the subject from an opportunity-based perspective. This perspective focuses on the role of opportunity in structuring the frequency and type of white collar crime. All such crime occurs because offenders perceive that there is an opportunity to act, and the authors focus on this because they feel it is a more convincing rationale for explaining how and why it occurs than other criminological theories that focus on anomie, organizations, social control and its lack, and psychological profiling. While wedded to this perspective, the book is comprehensive in its coverage of the issue. It is divided into three parts: an introduction to the subject and the theories surrounding it; coverage of all aspects of white collar crime from an opportunity perspective; and, finally, chapters that consider how we should respond to it and prevent it. The subject is covered in most if not all criminal justice and criminology programs, and interest has been growing immensely due to factors like the Enron case and identity theft rings. The authors are two of the best known figures in the subfield.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415956642
ISBN-10: 0415956641
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Mar-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Michael L. Benson

Michael L. Benson is Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati. He is a past President of the White-Collar Crime Research Consortium. In addition to numerous journal articles on white-collar crime, he co-authored Combating Corporate Crime: Local Prosecutors at Work, which received the 2000 Outstanding Scholarship Award of the Crime and Delinquency Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Sally S. Simpson is Professor and Chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland, College Park. She currently serves as Chair of the Crime, Law, and Deviance Section of the American Sociological Association. She is past President of the White-Collar Crime Research Consortium, and a recipient of the Herbert Bloch Award from the American Society of Criminology.

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