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White-Collar Crime
The Essentials

Second Edition
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© 2017 | 504 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

“This is a good textbook for undergraduate students as it explains clearly and simply the concepts and types of white-collar crime, provides good examples, and does not overwhelm the student with unnecessary information in most areas.”

Cindy A. Boyles, University of Tennessee at Martin

 

The thoroughly updated Second Edition of White Collar Crime: The Essentials continues to be a comprehensive, yet concise, resource addressing the most important topics students need to know about white-collar crime. Author Brian K. Payne provides a theoretical framework and context for students that explores such timely topics as crimes by workers, sales-oriented systems, crimes in the health care system, crimes by criminal justice professionals and politicians, crimes in the educational system, crimes in economic and technological systems, corporate crime, environmental crime, and more. This easy to read teaching tool is a valuable resource for any course that covers white-collar crime.

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Chapter I: Introduction and Overview of White-Collar Crime: A Systems Perspective
Why Study White-Collar Crime?  
Researching White-Collar Crime  
Studying White-Collar Crime From a Scientific Perspective  
The Student Role in White-Collar Crime  
Plan for the Book  
 
Chapter II: Understanding White-Collar Crime: Definitions, Extent, and Consequences
White-Collar Crime: An Evolving Concept  
Modern Conceptualizations of White-Collar Crime  
Extent of White-Collar Crime  
Consequences of White-Collar Crime  
Public Attitudes Toward White-Collar Crime  
Characteristics of White-Collar Offenders  
 
Chapter III: Crimes in Sales-Related Occupations: A Systems Perspective
Employee Theft in the Retail System  
Crimes in the Entertainment Services System  
Fraud in the Sales/Service System  
Crimes in the Insurance System  
 
Chapter IV: Crimes in the Health Care System
Fraud by Doctors  
Unnecessary Surgery  
Medication Errors  
General Offending by Doctors  
Fraud by Pharmacists  
Drug Use by Pharmacists  
Sexual Abuse  
Elder Abuse by Health Care Workers  
Home Health Care Fraud  
Durable Medical Equipment Fraud  
Medical Malpractice  
 
Chapter V: Crime in Systems of Social Control: White-Collar Crime in Criminal Justice, Political, and Religious Systems
Crimes in the Criminal Justice System  
Crimes in the Political System  
Crimes by Officials in the Religious System  
 
Chapter VI: Crimes in the Educational System
Crimes by Professionals in the Educational System  
Pecuniary-Oriented Offenses  
Sexual Harassment  
Disciplining Professors  
Crimes in the Educational System by Students  
 
Chapter VII: Crime in the Economic System
Crime in the Economic System  
Investment Fraud  
Ponzi and Pyramid Schemes  
Patterns Surrounding Investment Fraud  
Student Loan Fraud  
 
Chapter VIII: Crime in the Cyber System
Conceptualizing Crime in the Cyber System  
Types of Cybercrime  
Characteristics of Cybercriminals  
Costs of Cybercrime  
Responding to Cybercrime  
 
Chapter IX: Crimes in the Housing System
Mortgage Fraud  
Consequences of Mortgage Fraud  
Patterns Surrounding Mortgage Fraud  
Slumlords as White-Collar Criminals  
 
Chapter X: Crimes by the Corporate System
Conceptualizing Corporate Crime  
Types of Corporate Crime  
Dynamics of Corporate Offending  
Public Concern About Crimes by the Corporate System  
 
Chapter XI: Environmental Crime
Conceptualizing Environmental Crime  
Varieties of Environmental White-Collar Crime  
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  
Problems Addressing Environmental Crimes  
 
Chapter XII: Explaining White-Collar Crime
Culture and White-Collar Crime  
Deterrence Theory/Rational Choice Theory and White-Collar Crime  
Strain Theory and White-Collar Crime  
Learning Theory and White-Collar Crime  
Neutralizing and Justifying White-Collar Crime  
Control Theory and White-Collar Crime  
Self-Control Theory and White-Collar Crime  
Routine Activities Theory and White-Collar Crime  
Conflict Theory and White-Collar Crime  
Explaining Corporate Crime  
Theories Ignored in the White-Collar Crime Literature  
Integrated Efforts to Explain White-Collar Crime  
Systems Theory  
 
Chapter XIII: Policing White-Collar Crime
Agencies Involved in Responding to White-Collar Crime  
Law Enforcement Strategies and White-Collar Crime  
Suggestions for Improving the Law Enforcement Response to White-Collar Crime  
Self-Policing and White-Collar Crime  
Regulatory Policing and White-Collar Crime  
The Global Police and White-Collar Crime  
 
Chapter XIV: Judicial Proceedings and White-Collar Crime
Types of Judicial Proceedings Responding to White-Collar Misconduct  
The Role of Judges in Addressing White-Collar Crime  
The Role of Defense Attorneys in White-Collar Crime Cases  
Other Actors Involved in White-Collar Judicial Proceedings  
Civil Lawsuits and White-Collar Crime  
Issues in White-Collar Judicial Networking and the Judicial Process  
 
Chapter XV: The Corrections Subsystem and White-Collar Crime
Sentencing Dynamics and White-Collar Offenders  
The Prison Experience for White-Collar Offenders  
The Probation and Parole Experience for White-Collar Offenders  
Monetary Fines and White-Collar Offenders  
Alternative Sanctions and White-Collar Offenders  
Punishing Corporations for White-Collar Crime  
Reasons for Punishing White-Collar Offenders  

Supplements

Student Study Site
Use the Student Study Site to get the most out of your course!
Our Student Study Site is completely open-access and offers a wide range of additional features.

The open-access
 Student Study Site includes the following:
    • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide student interpretation. Combine cutting-edge academic journal scholarship with the topics in your course for a robust classroom experience.
    • Multimedia resources include relevant and timely video, audio, and web links that appeal to students with different learning styles.
Instructor Resources Site
SAGE offers an exceptionally robust set of offerings for both student and instructor resources, all accessible from each title’s companion website. The Student Study Site is completely open access, making it as easy as possible for your students to use. The Instructor Teaching Site is verified and password-protected, offering you both peace of mind and a wealth of support for your courses.

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It’s easy to log on to SAGE’s password-protected Instructor Teaching Site for complete and protected access to all text-specific Instructor Resources. Simply provide your institutional information for verification and within 72 hours you’ll be able to use your login information for any SAGE title!  

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Instructor Resources include the following:
    • Microsoft® Word® test bank, is available containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
    • Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course. Highlight essential content and features.
    • Class activities to reinforce active learning. The activities apply to individual or group projects.
    • Tables and figures from the printed book available in an easily-downloadable format for use in papers, hand-outs, and presentations.
    • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide student interpretation. Combine cutting-edge academic journal scholarship with the topics in your course for a robust classroom experience.
    • Multimedia resources include relevant and timely video, audio, and web links that appeal to students with different learning styles.

“This is a good textbook for undergraduate students as it explains clearly and simply the concepts and types of WCC, provides good examples, and does not overwhelm the student with unnecessary information in most areas.”

Cindy A. Boyles
University of Tennessee at Martin

“…it will remain recommended reading on my course due to its sheer encyclopedic breadth and depth, which showcases, better than any comparable textbook of which I am aware, the full extent of white collar crime, occupational deviance, and corporate and state crime, which can be found in advanced capitalist societies.

Dr. Bob Jeffery
Sheffield Hallam University

“This is a wonderful tool for teaching the full panoply of topics appropriate to the study of white collar crime.  It offers excellent examples, fine illustrations, separates out important ideas using highlights, tables and bullets to their best advantage, and otherwise offers a rich mine of empirical information about the commission of white collar crime, its public toll, theoretical explanation for its presence and persistence, societal measures for its control and the major related complex issues and problems posed in bringing white collar criminals to justice.”

Dr. Gary Feinberg
St. Thomas University

"Strengths include 1. Quality of writing: The book is extremely well written. Payne has a gift for presenting challenging material in an organized and accessible manner. 2. Variety/Depth of topics: The book provides an unexpectedly wide look at the variety of White Collar Crimes. It also includes a look at the judicial system and corrections, areas which are typically not directly addressed. 3. Visuals/tables: The photos/tables used throughout the text are of excellent quality and do a wonder job of supporting/illustrating issues from the narrative."

Christopher Salvatore
Montclair State University

“Wide coverage of a lot of different topics within the study of white-collar crime. [White Collar Crime is] easy to read and follow; does not overwhelm students with too much information all at once. This makes it easy to elaborate upon the material in the classroom without regurgitating the textbook to them. Great use of examples throughout that help identify and explain what we mean when we use the term “white-collar crime.”

Andrea Schoepfer
California State University, San Bernardino
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION

  • Due to popular demand from reviewers, a chapter on cybercrime (Ch. 8) has been added to help students identify the different types of cybercrime, recognize the characteristics of cybercriminals, understand international impact, and know how to respond.
  • New "Careers Responding to White-Collar Crime" boxes introduce students to a variety of career paths and offer valuable insights for students considering careers dealing with white-collar crime. 
  • A stronger international focus gives students a global understanding of white-collar crime and helps prepare them for the growing concern of worldwide situations.
  • New advancements regarding white-collar crimes, offenders, and security are updated throughout to keep students on the cutting-edge of this field.
  • New contemporary examples of white-collar crime keep students engaged by connecting key concepts to the most recent white-collar crime that has appeared in the news. 

KEY FEATURES

  • “Key Points” featured throughout the text ensure students stay focused on the most important information.
  • “In Focus” boxes in each chapter bring concepts to life by helping students contextualize what they are learning.
  • Discussion questions at the end of each chapter allow for further examination and critical thinking inside and outside of the classroom.
  • Photos throughout the text illustrate issues from the narrative to give students a better understanding and appreciation for the different types of white-collar crime as well as the consequences of these offenses.
  • A password-protected Instructor Teaching Site includes a test bank, PowerPoints, class activities, multimedia resources, and more.
  • A free open-access Student Study Site includes SAGE journal articles and multimedia resources.

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ISBN: 9781506344775