A riveting exploration of white-collar crime, James Coleman's The Criminal Elite challenges students to examine the full dimensions of one of the greatest social problems of our time. Integrating a large body of new research, statistics, laws, and examples, the fourth edition offers updated coverage of political violence, consumer fraud, and controversies in the tobacco industry; structuralist theory that broadens the discussion of current law; and a new definition of white-collar crime to reflect the scholarly debate at the National White Collar Crime Center. Flexible and class-proven, The Criminal Elite is the ideal companion for introduction to sociology classes or as a primary text for advanced sociology courses.
The author . . . focuses upon two elite categories of the criminal `underworld'--the jewel thief and the `wise guy'. . . . The author's well-documented readable work lends support to the contention that research in this area of crime problem is difficult, although feasible, and in the process fills a lacuna in the literature relative to elite categories of crime. Choice
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” This is the sonnet, Mia Sandra Garcia Suarez recites to Cole Eniton Lazarus as she gazes upon New York’s harbor. She foresees a rising tide of fascism. Especially, if the wealthy bigot who framed her brother is elected President. Cole cares deeply for the farm worker, Mia but he’s also a hardened loner, a Capitalist and stays out of politics. However, Cole soon discovers money controls politics and an ambitious politician proves as ruthless as an assassin in love.
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Criminal Laws and Procedures
Examines the two-billion-dollar business of smuggling marijuana and cocaine into the United States and traces the emergence of a new criminal elite made up of blacks, Cubans, South Americans, and disillusioned young adventurers
Scandal in contemporary U.S. life is an institutional sociological phenomenon. It is not due primarily to psychopathological and/or biopathological variables. Rather, it's built into the fabric of U.S. institutions, which means that scandals will occur regularly. This is the only book on white-collar crime to take a holistic view of the subject. The book traces the causes of elite deviance to the structure of power and wealth in the United States, including both criminal and non-criminal elite acts that cause great harm. The book is unique in its scope, covering not only corporate crime and political corruption in historical and contemporary context, but the relationship between the two as well. The author systematically examines the nation's most serious scandals, including the JFK assassination, Watergate, Iran-Contra, the Savings and Loan scandal, crimes of the Bush administration, scandals of the Clinton Administration, the Waco raid, and others. Anyone with an interest in scandals-sociologists, criminologists, law enforcement professionals, and others.
Hearing Before the Military Research and Development Subcommittee of the Committee on National Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifth Congress, First Session : Hearings Held October 1 and 2, 1997
Sacco/Kennedy is a concise, economical text that offers a unifying element to aid student understanding of the material presented. The organizing tool ("the criminal event") presents crime as consisting of many facets, and it shows the relationships between the various facets of crime. With an emphasis on spatial analysis, the authors examine crime from all sides, what motivates people to commit crime, who suffers and how, and how society should respond.
This book encourages students to think of crime events as a complete process rather than an isolated occurrence and presents the various aspects of criminology in a clearly understandable format. The author ties together theories that explain motivation and response to law, crime types, and crime locations.