Profit Without Honor: White Collar Crime and the Looting of America

ISBN-10: 0133008509

ISBN-13: 9780133008500

Edition: 6th 2013

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Well-written, witty, and authoritative. Profit Without Honor clearly exposes the battle between personal gain and individual integrity and provides a comprehensive overview of white-collar crime in American society. Presenting a vivid picture of all types of white-collar crime, the book covers high-profile cases, the latest trends in criminal activity, and a thorough discussion of the victims and consequences of these criminal behaviors. This edition addresses the recurrent financial meltdowns in recent years and the role of fraud and corporate crime in these crises. Utilizing both academic and popular sources, the book challenges readers to grasp the importance and long-term effects of white-collar crime in America.
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Book details

List price: $86.67
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.574
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction
The History of a Concept
Ponzis
The Great Depression
Tax Fraud
Embezzlement
Measuring White-Collar Crime
Cross-Sectional Studies
Industry-Specific Studies
Victimization Surveys
The Costs of White-Collar Crime
Public Perception of White-Collar Crime
About this Book
Crimes Against Consumers
Dial F for Fraud
The Myth of the Free Market
Consumer Fraud
Auto-Repair Rip-Offs
Telemarketing Fraud
… And the Poor Get Poorer
False Advertising
Bait and Switch
Price-Fixing
Price Gouging
Knockoff Rip-Offs
Unsafe Products
Adulterated Food
Dangerous Drugs and Devices
Quackery
Counterfeit Medicines
Environmental Crime
The Natural Environment
Water Pollution
Air Pollution
E-Waste
Regulation and Enforcement
Environmental Racism
Toxic Terrorism
The Superfund
Fines
Restitution
Probation
Nontraditional Sanctions
Incarceration
The Workplace Environment
Employee Health: Hazardous Substances
Asbestos
Cotton Dust
Radioactivity
Beryllium
Employee Safety: Industrial Accidents
Exporting Occupational Disease
Regulation and Enforcement… or Maybe Not
Civil/Administrative Sanctions
Criminal Sanctions
Commonwealth v. Godin (1977)
People v. Pymm (1989)
North Carolina v. Roe (1992)
Illinois v. O'Neil (1985)
Common Law for Uncommon Crimes?
Institutional Corruption: Mass Media and Religion
The Mass Media
Religion
Phony Faith Healers
The Televangelists
Religious Affinity Scams
Taking the Lord's Name in GAIN
Helping the Needy … or the Greedy?
Securities Fraud
Paper Entrepreneurism
Insider Trading
Stock Manipulation
"Pump and Dump"
The Mob Moves In
Ponzi Schemes: What's Old is New
Corporate Fraud
Who Killed Enron?
Worldcom
"… It Was A Very Bad Year"
Global Crossing
Qwest Communications
Adelphia
Tyco
Rite Aid
HealthSouth
Halliburton
Computer Associates
Refco
Fannie Mae
AIG
"Chainsaw AI"
Fiduciary Fraud
THE S&L IMPLOSION
Origins of a Financial Disaster
"Insider" Thrift Frauds
Desperation Dealing
Collective Embezzlement
Covering Up
"Outsider" Thrift Frauds
Criminal Networks
Land Flips
Nominee Loans
Reciprocal Lending
Linked Financing
Reflecting on Fraud
Pension Fund Fraud
Investment and Financial Services Fraud
Insurance Company Frauds
Offshore Insurance Scams
Mortgage Fraud and the 2008 Financial Meltdown
Bear Stearns
Merrill Lynch
Lehman Brothers
Crimes by the Government
Use of Human Guinea Pigs
The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment
Radiation Experiments
Prison Experiments: Who Gives a Damn?
Violation of Sovereignty
The Iran-Contra Affair
Abuse of Power
Watergate
Torture American-Style
Corruption of Public Officials
Political Corruption
The Executive Branch
The Department of Agriculture
The Department of Defense
The Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The Legislative Branch
Violation of Election Laws
Payroll Fraud
Bribery
The Judicial Branch
State and Local Government
State Corruption
County Corruption
Municipal Corruption
Police Corruption
Corruption of Authority
Kickbacks
Shakedowns
The Fix
Opportunistic Theft
Protection of Illegal Activities
Structural Opportunity
The Code of Silence
Organizational Controls
Medical Crime
Equipment Sales
Home Care Fraud
New York
California
Hospital Frauds
Psychiatric Hospitals
Self-Referrals
Medicare Fraud
Overcharges
Retainers
Waivers
Medicaid Fraud
Medicaid Murder?
Psychiatrists-"Last Among Equals?"
Fertility Fraud
Research Fraud
Nursing Home Abuses
Policing Doctors: Physician Heal Thyself?
Computer Crime
Embezzlement and Financial Theft
Hacking
Viruses and Worms
Internet Scams
Phishing
The Nigerian Scam
Espionage
Conclusions
Causes of White-Collar Crime
Societal Causes
Psychopathic Wealth
Institutional Causes
Organizational Causes
Organizational Culture
Responses to White-Collar Crime
Effects of White-Collar Crime
Environmental and Human Costs
Economic Costs
Social Costs
Controlling White-Collar Crime
Legal Changes
Institutional Changes
Social Changes
Occupy Wall Street: A Movement Toward Change?
Index
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