International Handbook of White-Collar and Corporate Crime

  • Henry N. Pontell
  • Gilbert Geis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction: Theoretical Issues in Organizational and Corporate Lawbreaking

  3. White-Collar Criminogenesis: Structure, Motivation, and Rationalization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Neal Shover
      Pages 81-97
    3. James Gobert, Maurice Punch
      Pages 98-122
  4. Critical and Postmodern Approaches to Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Frank Pearce
      Pages 148-162
    3. David O. Friedrichs
      Pages 163-184
  5. Corporate Crime and State-Corporate Crime

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Amitai Etzioni, Derek Mitchell
      Pages 187-199
    3. Raymond J. Michalowski, Ronald C. Kramer
      Pages 200-219
  6. Legal Perspectives: Theory, Irresponsibility, and Liability

  7. Forms of White-Collar Crime

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-307
    2. Chrisje Brants
      Pages 309-326
    3. Minoru Yokoyama
      Pages 327-346
    4. Christine Alder, Kenneth Polk
      Pages 347-357
    5. Peter Grabosky, Sascha Walkley
      Pages 358-375
  8. Professional and Occupational White-Collar Crime

  9. Corruption: Narratives, Definitions, and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 437-437
    2. William K. Black
      Pages 439-455
    3. Franklin E. Zimring, David T. Johnson
      Pages 456-473
    4. Robert Tillman, Michael Indergaard
      Pages 474-489
    5. Gabrio Forti, Arianna Visconti
      Pages 490-510
  10. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 511-511
    2. Stephen M. Rosoff
      Pages 513-522
    3. Georges Kellens, Michäel Dantinn, Bertrand Demonceau
      Pages 540-551
  11. Policing White-Collar Crime

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 569-569
    2. Michael Levi
      Pages 588-606
  12. Regulation, Prevention, and Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 607-607
    2. Michael L. Benson, Tamara D. Madensen
      Pages 609-626
    3. Laureen Snider
      Pages 627-647
    4. Ling Zhang, Lin Zhao
      Pages 663-679
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 680-701

About this book


The International Handbook of White-Collar and Corporate Crime

Edited by Henry N. Pontell, University of California, Irvine

Gilbert Geis, University of California, Irvine

Insider trading. Savings and loan scandals. Enron.

Corporate crimes were once thought of as victimless offenses, but now—with billions of dollars and an increasingly global economy at stake—this is understood to be far from the truth.

The International Handbook of White-Collar and Corporate Crime explores the complex interplay of factors involved when corporate cultures normalize lawbreaking, and when organizational behavior is pushed to unethical (and sometimes inhumane) limits. Featuring original contributions from a panel of experts representing North America, Asia, Europe, and Australia, this timely volume presents multidisciplinary views on recent corporate wrongdoing affecting economic and social conditions worldwide.

  • Criminal liability and intent
  • Stock market and financial crime
  • Bribery and extortion
  • Computer and identity fraud
  • Health care fraud
  • Crime in the professions
  • Industrial pollution
  • Political corruption
  • War crimes and genocide

Contributors offer case studies, historical and sociopolitical analyses, theoretical and legal perspectives, and comparative studies, featuring examples as varied as NASA, Parmalat, the Italian government, and Watergate. Criminal justice responses to these phenomena, the role of the media in exposing or minimizing them, prevention, regulation, and self- policing strategies, and larger global issues emerging from economic crime are also featured.

Richly diverse in its coverage, The International Handbook of White-Collar and Corporate Crime is stimulating reading for students, academics, and professionals in a wide range of fields, from criminology and criminal justice to business and economics, psychology to social policy to ethics. This powerful information is certain to change many of our deeply held views on criminal behavior.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Henry N. Pontell
    • 1
  • Gilbert Geis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Criminology, Law and Society School of Social EcologyUniversity of California, IrvineIrvineUSA

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