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White-Collar Crime

The term "white-collar crime" refers to crimes committed by people in respectable social and professional positions, who commit a crime in the course of doing their job or by using the advantage of their positi… (See Below for Full Description)
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The term "white-collar crime" refers to crimes committed by people in respectable social and professional positions, who commit a crime in the course of doing their job or by using the advantage of their position. The crimes perpetrated are generally nonviolent, occur in commercial or business settings, and are intended solely to generate an illicit profit. White-Collar Crime explains the common types of crime committed, ranging from simple fraud to embezzling to insider trading, notes the famous cases, and discusses how law enforcement agencies identify and fight these crimes.

Chapters include:
  • History of White-Collar Crime
  • ABSCAM: How to Catch White-Collar Criminals
  • Crimes Against Consumers
  • Computer Crimes and I.D. Theft
  • Insider Trading and the Strange Case of Martha Stewart.
Topics covered include:
  • Anti-trust violations
  • Swindles, such as the "Great Salad Oil Swindle"
  • Computer and Internet fraud and phone and telemarketing fraud
  • The ABSCAM investigation
  • Bait and switch, false advertising, and price gouging
  • Environmental frauds and crimes
  • Identity theft
  • Tax cheats and investment swindles.

Additional Info

ISBN-13 978-0-7910-9413-6
ISBN-10 791094138
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-1801-7
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Criminal Investigations
Author Michael Benson; Consulting Editor: John L. French, Crime Scene Supervisor, Baltimore Police Crime Laboratory
Publication Date 9/1/2008
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Chelsea House
Specifications Full-color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Chronology. Bibliography. Endnotes. Further resources. Index.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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