Contemporary Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice

Contemporary Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice : Essays in Honor of Gilbert Geis

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For undergraduate/graduate-level courses in General Criminology, Criminal Justice, White-Collar, Corporate Crime, and Social Problems.Assembled in honor of the preeminent criminologist and scholar, Gilbert Geis, on the occasion of his seventy-fifth birthday, this volume features original, interesting, and relevant essays written by internationally known contributors in such areas as white collar crime, punishment and social control, public policy issues, comparative criminology, law, victimology, and policing.show more

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  • Paperback | 418 pages
  • 167.6 x 233.7 x 25.4mm | 635.04g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, plans
  • 0130875856
  • 9780130875853

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This volume was assembled in honor of the preeminent criminologist and scholar, Gilbert Geis, on the occasion of his seventy-fifth birthday. As one of the most prolific writers in criminology and the social sciences, having published over twenty books and over three hundred articles, chapters, and monographs over the past six decades, Gil's work has covered an incredibly broad range of topics. In this volume, his colleagues were invited to submit works that also cover a broad terrain. While many chapters are related to the topic of white-collar crime, for which Gil is perhaps best known, his friends have also honored him by providing original, interesting, and relevant pieces in such areas as punishment and social control, public policy issues, comparative criminology, law, victimology, and policing, that are important reading for scholars, students, and practitioners alike. AUTHORS INVOLVED: Robert F. MeierJohn BraithwaiteArnold Binder and Virginia BinderDiane VaughanWilliam K. BlackDavid Shichor, Dale Sechrest, and Jeffrey DoocySean Patrick Griffin and Alan A. BlockMichael L. Benson and Kent R. KerleyPeter GraboskyMary DodgeSally S. Simpson and Nicole Leeper PiqueroColin GoffJames F. Short, JrDuncan ChappellJoseph F. DiMento and Gabrio FortiFrancis T. Cullen, Jody Sundt, and John WozniakDeborah Parsons and Paul JesilowHenry N. Pontell, Stephen M. Rosoff, and Jason LamMichael LeviHans Joachim SchneiderSusan Will and Kitty CalavitaC. Ronald HuffRichard Wrightshow more

About Henry N. Pontell

HENRY N. PONTELL is professor and chair of the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, in the School of Social Ecology at the University of California-Irvine. He has written extensively on the topics of deviance and social control, white-collar and corporate crime, punishment and deterrence, crime seriousness, jail overcrowding and litigation, criminal justice system capacity, medical fraud, and the role of crime in the savings and loan debacle. He is a past president and fellow of the Western Society of Criminology. His books include: A Capacity to Punish: The Ecology of Crime and Punishment; Social Deviance; Prescription for Profit: How Doctors Defraud Medicaid; Profit Without Honor: White Collar Crime and the Looting of America; and Big Money Crime: Fraud and Politics in the Savings and Loan Crisis. His current work includes research on international financial fraud, and new books on social deviance, and contemporary legal debates in America.DAVID SHICHOR is professor emeritus of criminal justice, California State University-San Bernardino. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Southern California, and taught at the Tel Aviv University, Israel prior to his arrival at CSUSB. He has written, co-authored, and co-edited several books and published numerous articles and book chapters on various topics, including juvenile delinquency, victimization, white-collar crime, corrections, and privatization in criminal justice. He is currently working on several projects on privatization, restorative justice, fraud victimization, and the mental health of jail inmates.show more

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I. INTRODUCTION. Geis, Sutherland, and White-Collar Crime, Robert F. Meier. II. THEORY AND METHOD IN CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH. Conceptualizing Organizational Crime in a World of Plural Cultures, John Braithwaite. The Relationship between Research Results and Public Policy, Arnold Binder and Virginia Binder. Sensational Cases, Flawed Theories, Diane Vaughan. III. WHITE-COLLAR CRIME AND CORPORATE CRIME. Control Fraud and Control Freaks, William K. Black. Victims of Investment Fraud, David Shichor, Dale Sechrest, and Jeffrey Doocy. Penny Wise: Accounting for Fraud in the Penny-Stock Industry, Sean Patrick Griffin and Alan A. Block. Life Course Theory and White-Collar Crime, Michael L. Benson and Kent R. Kerley. The System of Corporate Crime Control, Peter Grabosky. IV. CASE STUDIES OF WHITE COLLAR CRIME. Fertile Frontiers in Medical Fraud: A Case Study of Egg and Embryo Theft, Mary Dodge. The Archer Daniels Midland Antitrust Case of 1996: A Case Study, Sally S. Simpson and Nicole Leeper Piquero. The Westray Mine Disaster: Media Coverage of a Corporate Crime in Canada, Colin Goff. V. STUDIES IN SOCIAL CONTROL. Technology, Risk Analysis, and the Challenge of Social Control, James F. Short, Jr. Law Enforcement, Intercepting Communications and the Right to Privacy: The Impact of New Technologies, Duncan Chappell. "Green Managers Don't Cry": Criminal Environmental Law and Corporate Strategy, Joseph F. DiMento and Gabrio Forti. The Virtuous Prison: Toward A Restorative Rehabilitation, Francis T. Cullen, Jody Sundt, and John Wozniak. Women in Policing: A Tale of Cultural Conformity, Deborah Parsons and Paul Jesilow. VI. INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE STUDIES. Cross-National Comparative Studies in Criminology, David P. Farrington. The Role of Fraud in the Japanese Financial Crisis: A Comparative Study, Henry N. Pontell, Stephen M. Rosoff, and Jason Lam. Trans-National White-Collar Crime: Some Explorations of Victimization Impact, Michael Levi. Comparative Criminology: Purposes, Methods and Research Findings, Hans Joachim Schneider. VII. VARIOUS FORMS OF CRIME. When Crime Is Not a Crime: Economic Transformations and the Evolution in Bankruptcy Law, Susan Will and Kitty Calavita. Youth Gangs, Crime, and Public Policy, C. Ronald Huff. Searching a Dwelling: Deterrence and the Undeterred Residential Burglar, Richard Wright.show more

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