For more than three decades, rational-choice theory has reigned as the dominant approach both for interpreting crime and as underpinning for crime-control programs. Although it has been applied to an array of street crimes, white-collar crime and those who commit it have thus far received less attention. Choosing White-Collar Crime is a systematic application of rational-choice theory to problems of explaining and controlling white-collar crime. It distinguishes ordinary and upperworld white-collar crime and presents reasons theoretically for believing that both have increased substantially in recent decades. Reasons for the increase include the growing supply of white-collar lure and non-credible oversight. Choosing White-Collar Crime also examines criminal decision making by white-collar criminals and their criminal careers. The book concludes with reasons for believing that problems of white-collar crime will continue unchecked in the increasingly global economy and calls for strengthened citizen movements to rein in the increases.Read more
- Employs a systematic application of rational-choice theory to white-collar crime
- Examines criminal decision making by white-collar criminals and their criminal careers
- Concludes that problems of white-collar crime will continue unchecked in a global economy
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- Date Published: January 2006
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521665544
- length: 232 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm
- weight: 0.32kg
- contains: 3 tables
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Choosing white collar crime
3. The predisposed and tempted
4. Self-restraint and oversight
5. Decision making
6. Criminal careers and career criminals
7. Beyond the law?
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