Profit Without Honor clearly exposes the battle between personal gain and individual integrity and provides a comprehensive overview of white-collar crime in American society. Presenting a vivid picture of all types of white-collar crime, the book covers high-profile cases, the latest trends in criminal activity and a thorough discussion of the victims and consequences of these criminal behaviors. This edition addresses the current economic crisis and discusses its causes, cases and participants. Utilizing both academic and popular sources, the book challenges readers to grasp the importance and long term effects of white collar crime in America.
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“Seldom do books of great scholarship take on the pacing of a thriller or the moral force of a statesman’s oratory. Profit Without Honor does both. In ever-lively anecdotes and startling statistics, the authors expose the dark side of our justice system, a place where well-dressed thieves pull off million dollar heists with frightening regularity and almost always get away with it. [The authors] lay bare for us the environment that gave rise to the Enron and Worldcom scandals. It is a disturbing, fury-igniting story…and one every citizen shareholder should read. Profit Without Honor is an outstanding book.”
-Clifton Leaf, Executive Editor, Fortune Magazine
“A great book! Profit Without Honor combines immaculate scholarship, penetrating insight, and a witty and engaging style of writing. Readers will find material that will trigger righteous indignation, and insights that will make them nod in agreement and wonder why they hadn’t thought of that. The authors provide a vast array of information on white-collar offenses that challenges current concentration on street lawbreaking as the most serious crime problem in the United States.”
-Gilbert Geis, Professor Emeritus, Former President, American Society of CriminologyAbout the Author:
Stephen M. Rosoff is associate professor of sociology and Director of the Graduate Criminology Program at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. He received his Ph.D. in social ecology from the University of California, Irvine. He has written extensively on white-collar crime and professional deviance, particularly in the areas of medical fraud and computer crime. He is co-author of two forthcoming books: Contemporary Legal Issues: Whose Rights? Who's Right? (Roxbury Press) and Deviance and Deviants (Prentice Hall).
Henry N. Pontell is professor of criminology, law and society in the School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. A widely recognized authority on white-collar crime, including financial institution fraud and crime in the health care industry, and writer in a number of areas of criminology and sociology, in 2001 he received the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Cressey Award for major lifetime contributions to the study, detection and deterrence of fraud. His recent books include: Big Money Crime: Fraud and Politics in the Savings and Loan Crisis, and Contemporary Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice: Essays in Honor of Gilbert Geis.
Robert H. Tillman is associate professor of sociology at St. John's University in New York City. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Davis. He is the author and co-author of several books on white-collar crime, including: Global Pirates: Fraud in the Offshore Insurance Industry (Northeastern University Press, forthcoming); Broken Promises: Fraud by Small Business Health Insurers (Northeastern University Press); and Big Money Crime: Fraud and Politics in the Savings and Loan Crisis (University of California Press).
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