Understanding White-Collar Crime

Understanding White-Collar Crime

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Unlike other books of its kind, Understanding White-Collar Crime: An Opportunity Perspective uses a coherent theoretical perspective in its coverage of white-collar crime. Using opportunity perspective, or the assumption that all crimes depend on offenders having some sort of opportunity to commit an offense, allows the authors to uncover the processes leading up to white-collar crimes and offer potential solutions to this rampant issue, without being reductive in their treatment of the topic. With this second edition, Benson and Simpson have greatly expanded their coverage to include new case studies, substantive materials, and an annotated appendix of online resources to make this a core book for courses on white-collar crime.For example, the current General Motors casehas exposed a culture of secrecy at the company in which cars with defective ignition ... a defective tire that was used on Ford Explorers. ... When it came to light that both Ford and Firestone knew about the problems with the tire but did not recall them or notify owners of theanbsp;...

Title:Understanding White-Collar Crime
Author:Michael L. Benson, Sally S. Simpson
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-11-20


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