White Collar Crime and Offenders

White Collar Crime and Offenders

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This book is a landmark in the study of white-collar crime and is the largest study of its kind ever conducted. This book will serve the needs of criminologists, policy-makers and the public as well. It will address the issue of what white-collar crime is, how social scientists have grappled with its definition, and report on the results of a 20-year longitudinal study of white-collar offenders. The frequency of their criminal conduct is analyzed and compared to other types of offenders. The study involved retrospectively analyzing the data on the criminal careers on a very large cohort of more than 17, 000 offenders.The purpose of the study was to:(1) test hypothese about white-collar and street crime offenders, (2) evaluate and critique theories of crime in relation to both types of offenders, (3) determine the extent of chronic offending among white-collar and street crime offenders within the career criminal paradigm, and (4) measure the degree of offense specialization found among all the offenders in the study.They found that auto body repair estimates were significantly higher with insurance coverage than without, regardless of ... In other sources [ undocumented] it was estimated that Americans are defrauded by the automobile repair industry toanbsp;...

Title:White Collar Crime and Offenders
Author:Roy V. Lewis
Publisher:iUniverse - 2002-10-01


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