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White-collar and corporate crime : a documentary and reference guide / Gilbert Geis.

Author/creator Geis, Gilbert
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoSanta Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood,
Descriptionxxi, 351 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Supplemental Content Full text available from Ebook Central - Academic Complete
Series Documentary and reference guides
Documentary and reference guides. ^A1093580
Contents What is white-collar and corporate crime? -- The robber barons -- The muckrakers -- Antitrust crimes -- Major scandals and scams : 1864-1993 -- Insider trading and related crimes -- Government white-collar crimes -- White-collar crime in the professions -- Environmental and consumer crimes -- The Enron decade of corporate debacles -- Outdoing Ponzi : Bernie Madoff, R. Allen Stanford, and Boss Jezda -- The great economic meltdown: 2007-2009 -- Doing something about it.
Abstract While white-collar crime and corporate greed and irresponsibility have recently received much attention, misdeeds at the top of the financial food chain are certainly nothing new. Corruption, bribery, insider trading, securities fraud, stock manipulations, and illegal business practices have long been an ongoing problem in big business. From Gilded Age railroad scandals to the muckraking period and from the Savings and Loan debacle to corporate fallout during the recent economic meltdown, some individuals and companies have chosen to take the low road to achieve "the American dream." While these offenders throughout modern history may have lacked ethics, morals, or good judgment, they certainly were not wanting in creativity. White-Collar and Corporate Crime: A Documentary and Reference Guide traces the fascinating history of white-collar and corporate behavior from the 1800s through the 2010 passage of the Dodd-Frank financial reform measure. Gilbert Geis scrutinizes more than a century of episodes involving corporate corruption and other self-serving behaviors that violate antitrust laws, bribery statutes, and fraud laws. The various attempts made by authorities to rein in greed and the methods employed by wrongdoers to evade these controls are also discussed and evaluated.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 337-343) and index.
Access restrictionAvailable only to authorized users.
Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2011019659
ISBN9780313380549 (alk. paper)
ISBN0313380546 (alk. paper)
ISBN9780313380556 (ebook)
ISBN0313380554 (ebook)

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