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Financial Crime and Crises in the Era of False Profits

Robert H. Tillman, Henry N. Pontell, and William K. Black

Publication Date - 27 March 2017

ISBN: 9780190639198

176 pages
5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

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Part of Oxford University Press' Keynotes in Criminology and Criminal Justice Series, Financial Crime and Crises in the Era of False Profits provides a thorough overview of this timely topic by three of the field's leading scholars


In this brief, accessible text, Robert Tillman, Henry N. Pontell, and William K. Black provide a thorough overview of financial crimes and crises and their consequences. Integrating theories and concepts from criminology, sociology, and economics to address major questions, they provide a concise and accessible yet in-depth introduction to the topic by reducing complex financial crimes to their essentials.

About the Series

Keynotes in Criminology and Criminal Justice, edited by Henry N. Pontell, provides essential knowledge on important contemporary matters of crime, law, and justice to a broad audience of readers. Volumes are written by leading scholars in that area. Concise, accessible, and affordable, these texts are designed to serve either as primers around which courses can be built or as supplemental books for a variety of courses.

About the Author(s)

Robert Tillman is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Graduate Program in Criminology and Justice at St. John's University.

Henry N. Pontell is Distinguished Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York.

William K. Black is Associate Professor of Economics and Law at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.


"Financial Crime and Crises in the Era of False Profits is the perfect introduction to financial crime. It presents a new and exciting perspective on financial fraud that is a must-read for everyone concerned with the future global economy."--Mary Dodge, University of Colorado Denver

"Fresh and comprehensive, this book is extremely well written and provides readers with a great deal of detail without overwhelming them."--William Calathes, New Jersey City University

"Financial Crime and Crises in the Era of False Profits offers great case studies, terms, and quotes that help illustrate the enormity and importance of white-collar financial crime and generate and sustain student interest."--Jason Davis, Clayton State University

"This book draws on the classic as well as more contemporary theoretical perspectives; it is very comprehensive. The topics covered are especially timely and the case studies are wonderful teaching tools."--Kristy Holtfreter, Arizona State University

"This book presents an in-depth and theoretically and empirically supported examination of financial crime."--Lisa A. Eargle, Francis Marion University

Table of Contents

    1. The Price is (Not) Right; Bid-Rigging in Free Markets
    2. Faking It with Accounting Tricks
    3. Dealing with the Disreputable
    4. Trading With the Enemy
    5. "IBGYBG": Organizational Culture and Financial Crime

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