The Criminology of White-Collar Crime

The Criminology of White-Collar Crime
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David Weisburd
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Sally S. Simpson (Ph.D. University of Massachusetts/Amherst) is Professor and Chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland/College Park. Ongoing research projects include a factorial survey of environmental professionals to assess regulatory attitudes toward and strategies for business, a meta-analysis of corporate crime intervention and control strategies for the Campbell Consortium Crime and Justice Group (CCJG), and the WEV study (a multi-city retrospective study of incarcerated women's experience of violence). Professor Simpson is past President of the White-Collar Crime Research Consortium and current Chair of the Crime, Law, and Deviance Section of the American Sociological Association. She is a board member of the Maryland Police Training Commission, the Children's Justice Act Committee, and the Maryland Criminal Justice Information Advisory Board.

David Weisburd is Walter E. Meyer Professor of Law and Criminal Justice and Director of the Institute of Criminology at the Hebrew University and Distinguished Professor of Administration of Justice at George Mason University. He is an elected fellow of the American Society of Criminology and of the Academy of Experimental Criminology. He is also editor of the Journal of Experimental Criminology. Professor Weisburd was part of the Yale White Collar Crime project, from which his book Crimes of the Middle Classes was developed. Professor Weisburd has also co-authored White Collar Crime and Criminal Careers and White Collar Crime Reconsidered.

  • The book will synthesize and integrate better what are often disparate ideas, themes, and methods across substantive areas of white-collar crime and criminology and criminal justice.
  • The book also puts together critical and emerging topics within criminology and criminal justice that have important implications for the study of white-collar crime and criminology/criminal justice more generally.


In an attempt to enrich and broaden our understanding of crime and justice more generally, this book focuses on white-collar crime, integrating and synthesizing the disparate ideas, themes and methods of white-collar crime, criminology and criminal justice.
Synthesize and integrate better what are often disparate ideas, themes, and methods across substantive areas of white-collar crime and criminology and criminal justice
Theoretical Perspectives on Crime.- Understanding "Criminogenic" Corporate Culture: What White-Collar Crime Researchers Can Learn from Studies of the Adolescent Employment-Crime Relationship.- General Strain Theory and White-Collar Crime.- Emergent Themes and Methodological Issues.- Persistent Heterogeneity or State Dependence? An Analysis of Occupational Safety and Health Act Violations.- White-Collar Crimes and the Fear of Crime: A Review.- The Role of Organizational Structure in the Control of Corporate Crime and Terrorism.- Globalization and White-Collar Crime.- Developmental Trajectories of White-Collar Crime.- Crime Prevention and Control.- White-Collar Crime from an Opportunity Perspective.- Self-Regulatory Approaches to White-Collar Crime: The Importance of Legitimacy and Procedural Justice.

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