By Lawrence M. Salinger

ISBN-10: 0761930043

ISBN-13: 9780761930044

With greater than 500 entries (including up to date details on such excessive profile circumstances as Martha Stewart and Enron), the Encyclopedia of White-Collar & company Crime gathers heritage, definitions, examples, research, prosecution, exams, demanding situations, and projections into one definitive reference paintings at the subject. The Encyclopedia of White-Collar & company Crime is edited to include information regarding numerous white-collar crimes, and offers examples of individuals, statutes, businesses, and convictions. each one access bargains an intensive and considerate precis of the subject. instead of an easy definition, clients are given a delightful and complex synopsis with references for additional learn. Articles think of all facets of white-collar and company crime, together with: * legislation: describes particular parts of company legislations and a few of the unlawful acts to which they follow * contributors: short biographical sketches, essentially involved in how they relate to the examine of white-collar crime * occasions: legal occasions contain descriptions of particular instances of white-collar crime, either earlier and present The Encyclopedia was once built essentially for faculty, public, and highschool libraries. Post-graduate teachers, legislation businesses, and companies also will locate this a necessary addition to their libraries.

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United States Attorney James B. ” They also faced stiff civil charges for their misdeeds. 5 billion. To some observers, Rigas was used as the poster boy of what the government can do to white-collar offenders. To others, the system’s response was long overdue. Many of those who live in the Coudersport community continue to stand behind Rigas, offering their support and questioning the veracity of the charges against him and his sons. SEE ALSO securities fraud; bank fraud; corporate liability. BIBLIOGRAPHY.

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