White Collar Crime and Offenders

White Collar Crime and Offenders

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This book is a landmark in the study of white-collar crime and is the largest study of its kind ever conducted. This book will serve the needs of criminologists, policy-makers and the public as well. It will address the issue of what white-collar crime is, how social scientists have grappled with its definition, and report on the results of a 20-year longitudinal study of white-collar offenders. The frequency of their criminal conduct is analyzed and compared to other types of offenders. The study involved retrospectively analyzing the data on the criminal careers on a very large cohort of more than 17, 000 offenders.The purpose of the study was to:(1) test hypothese about white-collar and street crime offenders, (2) evaluate and critique theories of crime in relation to both types of offenders, (3) determine the extent of chronic offending among white-collar and street crime offenders within the career criminal paradigm, and (4) measure the degree of offense specialization found among all the offenders in the study.In fact a major portion of any household budget today is the a€œfamily of automobilesa€ we all pay for. ... In other sources [undocumented] it was estimated that Americans are defrauded by the automobile repair industry to the tune of $20 billionanbsp;...

Title:White Collar Crime and Offenders
Author:Roy V. Lewis
Publisher:iUniverse - 2002-10-01


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