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Economic Crisis and Crime Vol: 16

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14 Jun 2011
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
224 pages - 156 x 234 x 20mm
Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance


This volume addresses a variety of issues related to economic crisis in the broadest sense of the term, involving diverse national and international contexts, historical epochs, and a range of problems related to economic life. The chapters in this volume tackle criminologically relevant questions in connection with crime/deviance and/or the control thereof, on the basis of an analysis of any aspect of economic life, in general, and economic crisis, in particular. Thematically diverse within the province of criminology and the sociology of crime, deviance, and social control, the chapters are not restricted in terms of theoretical approach and methodological orientation. In these and all other relevant respects, this book is usefully varied in examining selected dimensions of economic crisis in relation to important questions of crime and crime control. Specific themes discussed include: corporate crime, money laundering, foreclosures, and mortgage fraud. This volume provides timely analyses of the impact of the current economic crisis, innovative perspectives on problems of economy and finance, and criminological insights on often neglected aspects of social life.
List of Contributors. Introduction: criminological perspectives of the crisis. Fraud and Inequality in the Subprime Mortgage Crisis. Diffusion of Fraud Through Subprime Lending: The Perfect Storm. Public Attitudes Toward Blameworthiness and Control of the Mortgage Foreclosure Crisis. The Securitization of Mortgage Fraud. Social Reactions to White-Collar Crimes and their Relationship to Economic Crises. Corporate Crime and Crisis: Causation Scenarios. Illegally Backdated Stock Options. The Criminal Consequences of Changes in Neighborhood Structure Due to Home Foreclosure: A Theoretical Discussion. Employment, Unemployment, and Rates of Intimate Partner Violence: Evidence from the National Crime Victim Surveys. The Showdown with Shrinking Budgets: Police Departments in Economic Downturns. Economic Crisis and Crime. Sociology of crime, law and deviance. Sociology of crime, law and deviance. Copyright page.

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