Trusted Criminals: White Collar Crime In Contemporary Society

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Cengage Learning, Jun 25, 2009 - Education - 496 pages
This comprehensive text helps students understand the problems involved in studying white collar crime, explanations for crime, the principal focus of the crimes, and the character of the legal and criminal justice response to the crime.
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Great book - eye opening to the disguised reality that surrounds us.

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The way this book was written is very pretentious. The text is convoluted - it over-complicates its explanations of concepts. As a result, it fails to engage the reader and does not effectively educate the reader on white collar crime.

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David O. Friedrichs is Professor of Sociology/Criminal Justice and Distinguished University Fellow at the University of Scranton (Pennsylvania). He is the author of LAW IN OUR LIVES: AN INTRODUCTION (Roxbury, 2001; 2006), editor of STATE CRIME, VOLUMES I AND II (Ashgate, 1998), and has published well over 100 articles, book chapters, encyclopedia entries, and essays on a wide range of sociological and criminological topics, including many articles on white collar crime. He has been a visiting professor at a number of universities, including Ohio University, the University of South Africa, and Flinders University (Australia). He has also served as President of the White Collar Crime Research Consortium (2002-2004). In 2005 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Division on Critical Criminology of the American Society of Criminology.

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