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White Collar Crimes and Criminals

25 American Criminal Law Review 331 (1988)

Hebrew University of Jerusalem Legal Research Paper

29 Pages Posted: 20 Jul 2015  

Stanton Wheeler

Yale University - Law School

David L. Weisburd

Hebrew University of Jerusalem; George Mason University - The Department of Criminology, Law & Society; Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law

Elin Waring

Yale University - Law School

Nancy Bode

Government of the State of Minnesota

Date Written: July 18, 2015

Abstract

The commission of wrongs through fraud as well as through force is as old as human society. Although the concept of white collar crime did not come into use in our own society until Sutherland coined it some fifty years ago, sociologists in the early twentieth century recognized a type of criminal who "picks pockets with a railway rebate, . . . cheats with a company prospectus instead of a deck of cards, or scuttles his town instead of his ship. . . ." Thus, Americans' current attention to white collar crime – either in its garden variety forms or in the more special forms associated with the abuse of political power in the nation's capital, or abuse of financial power in the nation's largest city – is a return to long-standing problems and issues in our society.

Keywords: white collar, criminology, society, america, political, sociology

Suggested Citation

Wheeler, Stanton and Weisburd, David L. and Waring, Elin and Bode, Nancy, White Collar Crimes and Criminals (July 18, 2015). 25 American Criminal Law Review 331 (1988); Hebrew University of Jerusalem Legal Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2632989

Stanton Wheeler

Yale University - Law School ( email )

P.O. Box 208215
New Haven, CT 06520-8215
United States

David L. Weisburd (Contact Author)

Hebrew University of Jerusalem ( email )

Mount Scopus
Jerusalem, IL 91905
Israel

George Mason University - The Department of Criminology, Law & Society ( email )

4400 University Drive
MS 4F4
Fairfax, VA 22030
United States

Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law ( email )

Mount Scopus, 91905
Israel

Elin Waring

Yale University - Law School ( email )

P.O. Box 208215
New Haven, CT 06520-8215
United States

Nancy Bode

Government of the State of Minnesota ( email )

MN
United States

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