Women and White Collar Crime

ISBN-10: 0131725165
ISBN-13: 9780131725164
Edition: 2009
Authors: Mary Dodge
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Description: This book explores a neglected topic in criminology-women and white-collar crime. Taking a case study approach, it examines how women and crime has changed and why women have become more involved in corporate, political, and professional offenses.  More...

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List price: $69.40
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/7/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

This book explores a neglected topic in criminology-women and white-collar crime. Taking a case study approach, it examines how women and crime has changed and why women have become more involved in corporate, political, and professional offenses. Fully exploring the topic, it discusses all issues including perpetrators, victims and whistle-blowers and incorporates interviews with female scholars and professionals. From insider trading to medical malpractice, it includes contemporary examples that engage the reader and promote discussion in a controversial area of study.Criminologists, anyone with an interest in criminal practices.

Mary Dodge is an Associate Professor with the Graduate School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado at Denver & Health Sciences Center. In 1997, she received her Ph.D. in criminology, law and society from the University of California, Irvine. She received her M.A. in clinical psychology from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She currently teaches a variety of courses in the criminal justice program; including White-Collar Crime, Juvenile Justice Administration, Nature and Causes of Crime, Judicial Administration, Research Methods, Contemporary Issues in Policing, Victimless Crime, and Women & Crime. nbsp; Her research has appeared in The International Journal of Police Science & Management, Courts and Justice, Contemporary Issues in Criminology, International Journal of the Sociology of Law, The Prison Journal, Police Quarterly, and the Encyclopedia of White-Collar and Corporate Crime. She is a co-editor with Gilbert Geis of Lessons of Criminology and co-author, with Geis, of Stealing Dreams: A Fertility Clinic Scandal. She is an Associate Editor for Criminal Justice Research Reports in "Police, Law Enforcement, and Crime Prevention." Her research interests include white-collar crime, fraud in assisted reproductive technology, women in the criminal justice system, and policing.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Traditions of Masculinity
Historical Perspectives of Female Crime
The Rise of Feminist Criminology
White-Collar and Female Criminality
Early Predictions of Female Crime
What Constitutes White-Collar Crime?
Theoretical Explanations and Causal Connections
Gendered Varieties of White-Collar Crime
Yes, Virginia, There Is a World of Women and White-Collar Crime
From Pink-Collar to White-Collar Crime: The Case of Embezzlement
Trust and Fiduciary Relationships
Early Empirical Work
Pink-Collar Crime
The Shift from Pink- to White-Collar Crime
Case Studies in High Stakes Embezzlement
Women of the Savings and Loan Debacle
New Directions
When Opportunity Knocks: Women Who Commit White-Collar Crime
Case Studies in Corporate Crime
Queen of Mean
The Prisoner of Park Avenue
The Domestic Diva
A Growing Roster of Women
Characterizations and Controversies
Positions of Political Power
State Crimes By and Against Women
Ravensbruck
Human Guinea Pigs
Control of Women's Reproduction
Political Corruption
Case Studies in Political Corruption
American Beauty Queen
Mayor of Irvington
Freeholder Davila-Colon
School Superintendent Schrenko
Alderman Troutman
Senator Hanna
Italia Federici
Susan McDougal
Political Shenanigans Extend Beyond Gender
Corporate Crimes Against Women
Corporate Crime and the Workplace
The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
The Imperial Food Products Fire
Corporate Crime and Reproductive Health
Diethylstilbestrol (DES)
Intrauterine Devices (IUDs)
Super-Absorbent Tampons
Beauty and the Corporate Beast
Silicone Breast Implants
Fen-Phen
Prempro
Patterns of Corporate Misconduct and Victimization
Professional Deviance: Occupational Crimes Against and by Women
Medical Crimes Against Women
Case Studies in Victimization
Fraud in Reproductive Medicine
The Price of Beauty
Cosmetic Surgery
Cosmetic-Tourism Trade
Botox Scare
Plastic Quackery
Professional Fraud by Women
Medical Fraud
Gentler and Kinder Physicians?
Legal Fraud
Caveat Emptor
Detecting White-Collar Crime: Women as Whistle-Blowers
The Intricacies of Whistle-Blowing
Case Studies
Sherron Watkins
Margaret Ceconi
Coleen Rowley
Cynthia Cooper
Bunnatine H. Greenhouse
Fertility Clinic Scandal Whistle-Blowers
Debra Krahel
Marilyn Killane
Carol Chatham
Muckrakers or Moral Crusaders
Great Expectations
Women and the Myth of Everything Nice
Women Who Climb to Power
As Women Rise to the Top
A Higher Level of Scrutiny
The Catch-22
Prosecution and Sentencing of White-Collar Criminals
The Continued Victimization of Women
Victims of Fraud
What the Future Holds
Circles of Women in a Variety of Roles
Index

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