By Gilbert Geis, CFE
Prentice Hall’s Masters Series in Criminology brings the work of true masters to life for a new audience of readers, presenting brief and accessible introductions to crime and criminology topics from some of the leading scholars in criminology today. All authors in the series are true academic pioneers, and each book in the series pulls from the authors’ decades of research and writing in their fields. The first and only series of its kind, Prentice Hall’s Masters Series in Criminology introduces readers to the scholars and issues that are at the core of modern criminology.
In White Collar and Corporate Crime Dr. Geis highlights:
Chapter 1: Enter White-Collar Crime - Discusses history surrounding Edwin Sutherland's introduction of the concept
Chapter 2: Historical Perspectives - Examines issues of morality and law in ancient and modern history related to fraud and economic crime
Chapter 3: Corporate Crime - Reviews corporate criminal liability using historical case studies and social science research, and relates this to current enforcement issues
Chapter 4: Definitions and Theories - Discusses the definition and theoretical development of white-collar crime including a time line of contributions by theorists and researchers
Gil Geis is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Criminology, Law, & Society at the University of California, Irvine. best known for his major contributions to white-collar crime literature, he has written more than 400 professional publications, including books, articles, & book chapters. Dr. Geis has held honorary & visiting appointments at numerous universities both in the US and abroad. He is a former president of the American Society of Criminology, and recipient of the Edward E. Sutherland award for distinguished research.
Paperback, 190 pages