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Cambridge Studies in Criminology Choosing White-Collar Crime

by Neal Shover, Andrew Hochstetler

Cambridge Studies in Criminology Choosing White-Collar Crime Synopsis

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.

Cambridge Studies in Criminology Choosing White-Collar Crime Press Reviews

This well-written and well-researched book contributes to the understanding of an important neglected topic. -Choice Choosing White-Collar Crime is a valuable book. -Eric R. Cheney, American Journal of Sociology [...]laudable attention paid to differences in pursuing street crime vs 'suite crime.' -Future Survey

Book Information

ISBN: 9780521662178
Publication date: 14th November 2005
Author: Neal Shover, Andrew Hochstetler
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 232 pages
Categories: Crime & criminology,

About Neal Shover, Andrew Hochstetler

Neal Shover is Professor of Sociology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where he teaches courses in criminology, white-collar crime and criminal justice. He is author of A Sociology of American Corrections (1979), Aging Criminals (1985), (with Donald A. Clelland and John P. Lynxwiler) Enforcement or Negotiation? Constructing a Regulatory Bureaucracy (1986), (with Werner Einstadter) Analyzing American Corrections (1989), Great Pretenders: Pursuits and Careers of Persistent Thieves (1996) and co-editor (with John Paul Wright) of Crimes of Privilege (2000). His work has appeared in Social Forces, Social Problems, the British Journal of Criminology, Criminology, Crime, Law and Social Change and numerous edited collections. Andy Hochstetler is ...

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