Profit Without Honor

Profit Without Honor : White-Collar Crime and the Looting of America

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For courses in Criminal Justice, American Culture, White Collar Crime, Social Problems, Criminology, and Law & Society.

Timely and engaging, this edition of this popular text includes coverage of the latest high-profile cases of white-collar crime..., including the Enron, WorldCom, Global Crossing, Qwest Communications, Adelphia, Rite-Aid, ImClone, and Arthur Andersen scandals. Utlizing both academic and popular sources, Profit Without Honor 3/e explores the true cost of white-collar crime. Presenting a vivid picture of corporate fraud from Fortune 500 boardrooms to the Mom and Pop shop around the corner.
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  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 177.8 x 223.5 x 22.9mm | 793.8g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 3rd edition
  • 0131148745
  • 9780131148741

Table of contents

1. Introduction.

2. Crimes Against Consumers.

3. Unsafe Products.

4. Environmental Crime.

5. Institutional Corruption: Mass Media and Religion.

6. Securities Fraud.

7. Corporate Fraud.

8. Fiduciary Fraud: Crime in the Banking, Insurance, and Pension Fund Industries.

9. Crimes by the Government.

10. Corruption of Public Officials.

11. Medical Crime.

12. Computer Crime.

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"Seldom do books of great scholarship take on the pacing of a thriller or the moral force of a statesman's oratory. Profit Without Honor does both. In ever-lively anecdotes and startling statistics, the authors expose the dark side of our justice system, a place where well-dressed thieves pull off million dollar heists with frightening regularity and almost always get away with it. [The authors] lay bare for us the environment that gave rise to the Enron and Worldcom scandals. It is a disturbing, fury-igniting story . . . and one every citizen shareholder should read. Profit Without Honor is an outstanding book." - Clifton Leaf, Executive Editor; Fortune Magazine

"A great book! Profit Without Honor combines immaculate scholarship, penetrating insight, and a witty and engaging style of writing. Readers will find material that will trigger righteous indignation, and insights that will make them nod in agreement and wonder why they hadn't thought of that. The authors provide a vast array of information on white-collar offenses that challenges current concentration on street lawbreaking as the most serious crime problem in the United States." - Gilbert Geis, Professor Emeritus, Former President, American Society of Criminology

"Wow! Profit Without Honor is one of the finest books that I have ever read on the subject of white-collar crime. Each chapter was outstanding; the writing style; the organization of the material, past and present; the research; and the footnotes. Profit Without Honor is outstanding." - Hugh J.B. Cassidy, Former Detective Commander and the Aide to the Chief of Detectives, NYC Police Department

"A vivid documentation of the white-collar crime problem in the U.S. told with panache and insight." - John Braithwaite, Professor, The Australian National University
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About Robert Tillman

Stephen M. Rosoff is associate professor of sociology and Director of the Graduate Criminology Program at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. He received his Ph.D. in social ecology from the University of California, Irvine. He has written extensively on white-collar crime and professional deviance, particularly in the areas of medical fraud and computer crime. He is co-author of two forthcoming books: Contemporary Legal Issues: Whose Rights? Who's Right? (Roxbury Press) and Deviance and Deviants (Prentice Hall).

Henry N. Pontell is professor of criminology, law and society in the School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. A widely recognized authority on white-collar crime, including financial institution fraud and crime in the health care industry, and writer in a number of areas of criminology and sociology, in 2001 he received the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Cressey Award for major lifetime contributions to the study, detection and deterrence of fraud. His recent books include: Big Money Crime: Fraud and Politics in the Savings and Loan Crisis, and Contemporary Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice: Essays in Honor of Gilbert Geis.

Robert H. Tillman is associate professor of sociology at St. John's University in New York City. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Davis. He is the author and co-author of several books on white-collar crime, including: Global Pirates: Fraud in the Offshore Insurance Industry (Northeastern University Press, forthcoming); Broken Promises: Fraud by Small Business Health Insurers (Northeastern University Press); and Big Money Crime: Fraud and Politics in the Savings and Loan Crisis (University of California Press).
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