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Crimes of Privilege

Crimes of Privilege (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

Edited by Shover, Neal
Edited by Wright, John Paul

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Nearly six decades have passed since the concept of white-collar crime was introduced and systematic scholarly investigation of it began. Although it has proven to be one of the most challenging and controversial topics in sociology, the concept has taken firm root in lay and sch...olarly lexicons where it is widely understand and used to denote a type of crime that differs fundamentally from street crime. One way it is different is the backgrounds and characteristics of it perpetrators; the poor and disreputable fodder routinely encountered in police stations and in studies of street crime are seldom in evidence here. Most if not all white-collar offenders by contrast are distinguished by lives of privilege, much of it with origins in class inequality. This reader begins together under a unifying theoretical approach the current state of knowledge about and debate over white-collar crime. Editors' introductions preface each of the six chapters in the book, and each of the thirty-one carefully chosen selections -- both classic and contemporary - has been significantly edited for readability and suitability for the college student. The readings address conceptual conflicts as well as empirical studies of the strucutre of opportunities, the characteristics of white-collar offenders and their decision making, and the various approaches to controlling white-collar offering. Additionally, the book includes twenty-one specially designed panels that call-out particular issues from the readings by offering case examples taken from local and regional newspapers. Together, the readings and the panels offer the student both analysis and examples of white-collar crime.
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ISBN 9780195136210
Released NZ 1 Dec 2000
Publisher Oxford University Press (S2)
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Series Readings in Crime & Punishment
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ISBN-13 9780195136210
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Oxford University Press (S2)
Imprint Oxford University Press Inc
Released 1 Dec 2000
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Shover, Neal
Edited by Wright, John Paul
Series Readings in Crime & Punishment
Category Social Classes
Crime & Criminology
Number of Pages 448
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 21mm
Dewey Code 364.168
Weight 616g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress White collar crimes
NBS Text Social Issues, Services & Welfare
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly