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White-Collar Crime
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White-Collar Crime
A Systems Approach

Third Edition


August 2021 | 600 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Updated with an exciting new chapter on political crime that highlights the debated connections between crime and politics, the Third Edition of White-Collar Crime: A Systems Approach provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the most important topics within white-collar crime. Brian K. Payne provides a theoretical framework and context for students to explore white-collar crime as a crime problem, a criminal justice problem, and a social problem. By introducing the topics within a systems-focused framework, Payne encourages students to examine the many types of white-collar crime as well as the various systems for responding to white-collar crime.

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Preface
What’s New in the Third Edition

 
 
Acknowledgments
Acknowledgments for the First Edition

 
Acknowledgments for the Second Edition

 
Acknowledgments for the Third Edition

 
 
About the Author
 
Chapter 1. Introduction and Overview of White-Collar Crime: A Systems Perspective
Why Study White-Collar Crime?

 
Researching White-Collar Crime

 
Studying White-Collar Crime From a Scientific Perspective

 
The Student Role in White-Collar Crime

 
Plan for the Book

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
Chapter 2. Understanding White-Collar Crime: Definitions, Extent, and Consequences
White-Collar Crime: An Evolving Concept

 
Modern Conceptualizations of White-Collar Crime

 
Extent of White-Collar Crime

 
Consequences of White-Collar Crime

 
Public Attitudes Toward White-Collar Crime

 
Characteristics of White-Collar Offenders

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
Chapter 3. Crime in Sales-Related Occupations: A Systems Perspective
Employee Theft in the Retail System

 
Crime in the Entertainment Services System

 
Fraud in the Sales/Service System

 
Crime in the Insurance System

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
Chapter 4. Crime in the Health Care System
Fraud by Doctors

 
Telemedicine Fraud

 
Fraud by Pharmacists

 
Drug Use by Pharmacists

 
Sexual Abuse

 
Elder Abuse by Health Care Workers

 
Home Health Care Fraud

 
Durable Medical Equipment Fraud

 
Medical Malpractice

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
Chapter 5. Crime in Systems of Social Control: White-Collar Crime in Criminal Justice, Military, and Religious Systems
Crime in the Criminal Justice System

 
Crime in the Military System

 
Crime by Officials in the Religious System

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
Chapter 6. Crime in the Political System
Election Law Violations

 
Campaign Finance Violations

 
Political Corruption

 
Apolitical White-Collar Crime

 
State-Corporate Crime

 
President Donald Trump and Crime in the Political System

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
Chapter 7. Crime in the Educational System
Crimes by Professionals in the Educational System

 
Pecuniary-Oriented Offenses

 
Sexual Harassment

 
Sexual Abuse

 
Disciplining Professors

 
Operation: Varsity Blues

 
Crimes in the Educational System by Students

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
Chapter 8. Crime in the Economic System
Crime in the Economic System

 
Investment Fraud

 
Ponzi and Pyramid Schemes

 
Patterns Surrounding Investment Fraud

 
Banking Fraud

 
Mortgage Fraud

 
Student Loan Fraud

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
Chapter 9. Crime in the Cyber System
Conceptualizing Crime in the Cyber System

 
Types of Cybercrime

 
White-Collar Cybercrime

 
Characteristics of Cybercriminals

 
Costs of Cybercrime

 
Responding to Cybercrime

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
Chapter 10. Crime by the Corporate System
Conceptualizing Corporate Crime

 
Types of Corporate Crime

 
Dynamics of Corporate Offending

 
Public Concern About Crimes by the Corporate System

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
Chapter 11. Environmental Crime
Conceptualizing Environmental Crime

 
Varieties of Environmental White-Collar Crime

 
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

 
Problems Addressing Environmental Crimes

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
Chapter 12. Explaining White-Collar Crime
Culture and White-Collar Crime

 
Deterrence Theory/Rational Choice Theory and White-Collar Crime

 
Strain Theory and White-Collar Crime

 
Learning Theory and White-Collar Crime

 
Neutralizing and Justifying White-Collar Crime

 
Control Theory and White-Collar Crime

 
Self-Control Theory and White-Collar Crime

 
Routine Activities Theory and White-Collar Crime

 
Conflict Theory and White-Collar Crime

 
Explaining Corporate Crime

 
Theories Ignored in the White-Collar Crime Literature

 
Integrated Efforts to Explain White-Collar Crime

 
Systems Theory

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
Chapter 13. Policing White-Collar Crime
Agencies Involved in Responding to White-Collar Crime

 
Law Enforcement Strategies and White-Collar Crime

 
Suggestions for Improving the Law Enforcement Response to White-Collar Crime

 
Self-Policing and White-Collar Crime

 
Regulatory Policing and White-Collar Crime

 
The Global Police and White-Collar Crime

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
Chapter 14. Judicial Proceedings and White-Collar Crime
Types of Judicial Proceedings Responding to White-Collar Misconduct

 
The Role of Judges in Addressing White-Collar Crime

 
The Role of Prosecutors in Addressing White-Collar Crime

 
The Role of Defense Attorneys in White-Collar Crime Cases

 
Other Actors Involved in White-Collar Crime Judicial Proceedings

 
Civil Lawsuits and White-Collar Crime

 
Issues in White-Collar Crime Judicial Process

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
Chapter 15. The Corrections Subsystem and White-Collar Crime
Sentencing Dynamics and White-Collar Offenders

 
The Prison Experience for White-Collar Offenders

 
The Probation and Parole Experience for White-Collar Offenders

 
Monetary Fines and White-Collar Offenders

 
Alternative Sanctions and White-Collar Offenders

 
Punishing Corporations for White-Collar Crime

 
Reasons for Punishing White-Collar Offenders

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index

Supplements

Instructor Resource Site
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