Controversies in White-Collar Crime

ISBN-10: 1583605142
ISBN-13: 9781583605141
Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 7/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 276
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Original writings explore the issue of white-collar crime and the controversies that surround it, focusing on the vastness of state-corporate and white-collar crime, the victimization that results, and the ways these crimes affect society environmentally, politically, economically and personally. The chapters written for this volume tackle all the major controversies related to white-collar crime: issues of definition, questions of harm and cost, conflicts of interest in enforcement and control, and questions of public policy.

Acknowledgments
Preface
Thinking About White-Collar Crime
White-Collar Crime, the Arousal of Fear, and the Occurrence of Injury
The Cost of White-Collar Crime
The Occurrence of Injury
The Arousal of Fear
Rending the Social Contract Asunder
Crime as a Violation of Criminal Statutes
Price-Fixing and Restraint of Trade
Bank Fraud
Financial Fraud in the Medical Industry
Consumer Fraud
Tax Fraud
Environmental Pollution
More than Criminal, the Immorality of White-Collar Crime
Sexism, Racism, and U.S. Corporations
Conclusion
Notes
White-Collar Crime
Business as Usual
Sutherland and White-Collar Crime
Theorizing About White-Collar Crime
Corporate and State Crime
The Yale White-Collar Crime Research
Fallout from the Yale Studies
Trust and Antitrust
Drifting Into Difficulty
Conclusion
Notes
State-Corporate Crime in a Globalized World: Myth or Major Challenge?
The Origins of the Concept of State-Corporate Crime
Constructing Crime, Myths About Crime, and State-Corporate Crime
Landmark Cases of State-Corporate Crime
Explaining State-Corporate Crime
Responding to and Controlling State-Corporate Crime
Conclusion
Notes
Toward an Understanding of Academic Deviance
Conceptual, Definitional, and Methodological Problems
Nature and Scope of Academic Deviance
The Normative Framework of Academia: Excellence, Integrity, Academic Freedom
Analysis and Conclusion
Notes
A Critical Model for the Study of Resource Colonialism and Native Resistance
Culture Conflict
State-Corporate Relationships to the Chippewa in Wisconsin
Resistance of the Chippewa to Exxon
Resistance of the Chippewa to Kennecott
A Critical Perspective of the Mining Controversy
Indigenous Knowledge and New Policy Implications
A Way of Life
Notes
Toxic Crimes and Environmental Justice: Examining the Hidden Dangers of Hazardous Waste
Introduction
Defining Toxic Crime
The Organization of Toxic Corporate Crime
Environmental Justice
Environmental Hazard Data: General Overview
Biennial Reporting System
Toxic Release Inventory
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Information System Data
Accidental Release Information Program Data
Using EPA Data to Study Environmental Justice
Race, Class, and Environmental Justice: History and Evidence
The Location of Commercial Waste Facilities
TRI Facilities
Abandoned Waste Sites
Accidental Chemical Releases
Case Studies
Escambia Treating Company Site, Pensacola, Florida
Marzone Inc./Chevron Chemical Company Site, Tifton, Georgia
Environmental Racism in Chester, Pennsylvania
Environmental Justice in Louisiana
Normandy Park Apartments, Temple Terrace, Florida
Conclusion
Notes
The Scandalization of America: Political Corruption in the Postmodern Era
Modern American Scandal
The Iran-Contra Conspiracy and "Operation Polecat"
Iraqgate and the Banca Lavoro Affair
Clintongate
Conclusion: The Scandalization of America
Notes
Downsized by Law, Ideology and Pragmatics - Policing White-Collar Crime
Introduction
The Content of this Exercise
Law, Criminalization, and Policing
On the Relevance of the Definition
The Role of Criminal Law in Enforcement
Conclusions
Notes
Globalization, State-Corporate Crime, and Women: The Strategic Role of Women's NGOs in the New World Order
Globalization, Changing Power Relations, and State-Corporate Crime
The Impact on Women
Economic Displacement
Unfair Labor Practices and Unsafe Working Conditions
Environmental Harm
Militarisim
Women's Rights, the United Nations, and NGOs Under Globalization
The Historic Role of Women's NGOs
The Limits of International Law and NGOs
The Future of Women's Human Rights in the Face of Globalization
Notes
States, Corporations and the 'New' World Order
Neoliberalism and Its Consequences
Globalization: States, Corporations, and Regulation
On States and Markets
'Globalization' as Hegemonic Project
States 'Versus' Footloose Capital: An Unequal or Illusory Contest?
Bringing Politics - and Resistance - Back In
Some Concluding Observations: On Capitalism, Corporate Crime, and Criminology
Acknowledgments
Notes
References
Index

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