Profit without Honor : White Collar Crime and the Looting of America
For courses in American Culture, White Collar Crime, Social Problems, Criminology, and Law & Society.The second edition of Profit Without Honor discusses and explains various types of white collar crimes in easily understood terms in an engaging and entertaining manner. The nature and extent of these acts are fully documented using academic and popular sources. The text also looks at the damage inflicted upon victims, and the larger society, its institutions and culture as a whole, showing it to be much greater than that of common crime.
- Paperback | 500 pages
- 176.8 x 233.2 x 22.9mm | 725.76g
- 12 Jun 2002
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 2nd edition
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. Fiduciary Fraud: Crime in the Banking, Insurance, and Pension Fund Industries. 8. Crimes by the Government. 9. Corruption of Public Officials. 10. Medical Crime. 11. Computer Crime. 12. Conclusions.
"A valuable book on an area. of crime in America that has never been given sufficient attention. Rosoff, Pontell & Tillman demonstrate in this thoroughly researched and well-written book that crime in the suites is just as detrimental to the health of this nation, and sometimes more so, than crime in the streets. I highly recommend Profit Without Honor." -- Vincent Bugliosi, author of the book, Helter Skelter "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 law-breaking as the most serious crime problem in the United States." -- Gilbert Geis Professor, Emeritus, Former President, American Society of Criminology "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 Wow? That is probably the wrong word to begin a critique of a book ... 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 material, past and present; the research; the footnotes. Profit Without Honor is outstanding." -- Hugh J.B. Cassidy, Former Detective Commander and Aide to the Chief of Detectives, NYC Police Department
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).