Profit Without Honor: White Collar Crime and the Looting of America (6e) : 9780133008500

Profit Without Honor: White Collar Crime and the Looting of America (6e)

Rosoff & Pontell
 
Edition
 
6
ISBN
 
9780133008500
ISBN 10
 
0133008509
Published
 
12/09/2013
Published by
 
Pages
 
656
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
 
 
 
Description

For courses in Criminal Justice, White-Collar Crime, Criminology, Law & Society, Social Problems, and American Culture.

 

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.

Table of contents

CHAPTER 1      Introduction

CHAPTER 2      Crimes Against Consumers

CHAPTER 3      Unsafe Products

CHAPTER 4      Environmental Crime

CHAPTER 5      Institutional Corruption: Mass Media and Religion

CHAPTER 6      Securities Fraud

CHAPTER 7      Corporate Fraud

CHAPTER 8      Fiduciary Fraud: Crime in the Banking, Insurance, and Pension Fund Industries

CHAPTER 9      Crimes by the Government

CHAPTER 10    Corruption of Public Officials

CHAPTER 11    Medical Crime

CHAPTER 12    Computer Crime

CHAPTER 13    Conclusions

New to this edition

The new Sixth Edition has been updated to address the dramatic new developments in white-collar crime since the previous edition.

 

New! Coverage of recent financial meltdowns fromaround the globe are covered, including the role of fraud and corporate crime in these debacles.

 

Updated! New cases have been addedthat are fresh and current, reflecting current issues and recent court decisions.
  • Many cases that were still ongoing in the previous edition have been updated to include decisions and major developments.
  • Older cases that are no longer relevant have been removed for brevity.
Improved! The chapter on cyber crime has been extensively revised, bringing the increasingly important topic up-to-date with more current data and new scams.

 

New! A new opening case study presents a dramatic introduction to the text that immediately grabs readers’ attention and sparks interest in the subject matter to come.

Features & benefits

For courses in Criminal Justice, White-Collar Crime, Criminology, Law & Society, Social Problems, and American Culture.

 

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.

 

Hallmark Features

 

Provides students with a single source of information. The text offers comprehensive coverage of white-collar crimes, such as Internet fraud, worker safety, environmental considerations, violation of labor laws, embezzlement, securities fraud, religious affinity swindles, and more.

 

Provides comprehensive cyber-crime coverage. A separate chapter on computer crime (Chapter 12) addresses the nation’s fastest growing category of crime and highlights the explosion of Internet frauds, such as phishing, the “pump and dump,” and “4-1-9” scams.

 

Promotes learning with engaging content. Profit Without Honor is witty and engaging, employing a story-telling approach to bring material to life. Lively anecdotes and statistics spark interest and motivate students to keep reading.

 

Presents authoritative information. Comprehensive case histories give students a full understanding of the nature and consequences of different forms of white-collar crime.

 

Encourages a balanced perspective. The text examines both the victims and perpetrators, encouraging readers to see the whole picture of white-collar crime.