White Collar Crime in a Nutshell, 4th Ed.
Ellen S. Podgor and Jerold H. Israel, WHITE COLLAR CRIME IN A NUTSHELL, 4TH EDITION, West, May 2009
11 Pages Posted: 29 Dec 2009 Last revised: 15 Dec 2010
This nutshell is intended to provide to students a general overview of this growing area. It is hoped that this book will assist in providing a structure to a basically unstructured body of law. Because of the general focus of this book, it is not recommended as a source for deciding a specific legal issue. Cases were selected for this book to be illustrative, rather than comprehensive of each area being discussed. Specific crimes were selected to provide a sampling of the wide array of crimes encompassed within this enormous body of law. This book focuses on white collar crime in the federal criminal context, and does not delve into developments at the state and local level.
The book covers general principles of white collar crime, including discussion of corporate criminality. It covers specific offenses such as mail, wire, and bank fraud, securities fraud, obstruction of justice, bribery and extortion, RICO, false statements, perjury, tax crimes, currency reporting crimes, environmental crimes and computer crimes. The book also provides an overview of procedural considerations in this area of the law, including grand jury and agency investigations. It includes discussion of the attorney-client privilege and the work-product privilege. It concludes with a section on punishment that discusses the federal sentencing guidelines for both individuals and organizations.
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Keywords: white collar crime, fraud, sentencing guidelines, RICO, corporate criminal liability, parallel proceedings, grand jury investigations, documents
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