Corporate and White Collar Crime
- John Minkes - Swansea University, UK
- Leonard Minkes - University of Birmingham, UK
—Hazel Croall, Glasgow Caledonian University, U.K.
Crime and unethical behavior in business corporations and public bodies is a growing area of study that is forming part of many criminology courses. This ground-breaking book from key scholars in Criminology and Management Studies provides a truly up to date overview of debates on corporate and white collar crime. Corporate and White Collar Crime will encourage students to develop a broad understanding of the topic. It further supports the learning experience by drawing upon interdisciplinary and international perspectives. Case studies and illustrative material are incorporated throughout, to help the reader to link theories and ideas with practical examples.
Intended Audience: Aimed primarily at undergraduate and postgraduate students in Criminology, Criminal Justice and Business and Management Studies, the book will cross-over into many other disciplines including Law and Social Policy.
"This is an innovative and multidisciplinary analysis of corporate and white collar crime that is both theoretically and empirically rich. The text serves as a poignant reminder why research involving the powerful must be a central part of criminological inquiry and why this book is essential reading."
—Reece Walters, The Open University, U.K.
"Again and again, pension funds are pillaged, investors fleeced, commuters killed, workers maimed, and communities poisoned. Why is it that so few of these acts are defined as crimes, and why is it that, even when they are, prosecution is so rarely effective? Corporate Crime and White Collar Crime addresses these very questions through its rigorous, well-developed analysis and its wide ranging empirical focus - on Europe, North America, Asia and beyond. The book can help all of us to re-examine our understanding of the nature of crime and of criminals, and to reassess the costs as well as the benefits of our current economic, political and social order."
—Frank Pearce, Queen's University, Canada
This book by very reputable authors offers the readers a study of corporate and white collar crime in a setting where these crimes can be evaluated through a critical perspective and asks many questions regarding the prosecution of white collar crime.
The concepts in this book make it very suitable to further learning in the area of white collar crime
Powerful discussion of elite crime, challenging popular myths of deviance/crime as a thing that predominantly poor people do, providing much opportunity to discuss and challenge popular stereotypes and consider the role of ideology.
While many texts gloss over the issue of corporate crime, Minkes has compiled a text which forces students to engage with the debate and challenge their assumptions and perspectives on corporate crime.
A useful book that demonstrates to the student that crime is not just carried out by marginalized groups. It permits the student to pursue and understand aspects of criminal behaviour and informs them about the holistic nature of crime. It also provides a link between the concept of crime as state crime etc.