Theft of a Nation by Gregg Barak

Theft of a Nation
  • Title : Theft of a Nation
  • Author : Gregg Barak
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN Code : 1442207787
  • Pages : 213
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  • Language : English
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Theft of a Nation is a powerful criminological examination of Wall Street s recent financial meltdown. Through the lenses of white collar crime and victimology, the book presents a critical assessment of the economic and political elites who were responsible, shows how Americans were victimized, and assesses the resulting regulation."


You Just Got Cheated by Sibichen K Mathew

You Just Got Cheated
  • Title : You Just Got Cheated
  • Author : Sibichen K Mathew
  • Publisher : Sage Publications Pvt. Limited
  • ISBN Code : 9353884357
  • Pages : 400
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  • Language : English
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Most of us have been victims of frauds and related crimes at some point or the other in our lives. We may not have answers to pertinent questions such as: Who is responsible for the fraud committed? Why do people commit white collar crimes? What makes us vulnerable to such crimes? Who could have prevented the crime? What could individuals and entities do to prevent the crime in future and what action should we take to recover the losses? Unlike street crimes where victims are clearly identified and their losses and concerns are suitably recorded and attended to, the victims of White Collar Crimes are not given proper attention and many times such crimes are considered to be ‘victim less’. This book attempts to examine the above questions by analyzing various types of white collar crimes, drawing examples of such crimes that have happened across the world. History reveals that crimes travel across the globe in time as criminals learn from each other for their criminal indulgences. We hear about a crime elsewhere – in a different city or a country - and within no time you find the same thing happening with necessary improvisation in our own neighborhood. When the corporate criminals, opportunist and greedy public servants join hands, to indulge in various types of crimes, the regulatory enforcement becomes lax, farce and ineffective. In the end, the victims – the public who were adversely impacted, the shareholders who lost their investments, the consumers who got a raw deal, the employees who lost their jobs and the financiers who lost what they lent – suffer without any recourse. The book culminates with two chapters exclusively on answering questions such as - Why do people commit white collar crime? Why do people fall victim to white collar crime and how to curb this menace? The book concludes with an analysis of whistleblowers and the related challenges and safeguards. As scams and frauds perpetuate, there is a need for a systematic analysis of the pattern, the impact and the preventive steps. The insights given in the book would be helpful for professionals as well as common citizens.


The Routledge International Handbook of the Crimes of the Powerful by Gregg Barak

The Routledge International Handbook of the Crimes of the Powerful
  • Title : The Routledge International Handbook of the Crimes of the Powerful
  • Author : Gregg Barak
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317807324
  • Pages : 556
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  • Language : English
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Across the world, most people are well aware of ordinary criminal harms to person and property. Often committed by the powerless and poor, these individualized crimes are catalogued in the statistics collected annually by the FBI and by similar agencies in other developed nations. In contrast, the more harmful and systemic forms of injury to person and property committed by powerful and wealthy individuals, groups, and national states are neither calculated by governmental agencies nor annually reported by the mass media. As a result, most citizens of the world are unaware of the routinized "crimes of the powerful", even though they are more likely to experience harms and injuries from these types of organized offenses than they are from the atomized offenses of the powerless. Research on the crimes of the powerful brings together several areas of criminological focus, involving organizational and institutional networks of powerful people that commit crimes against workers, marketplaces, taxpayers and political systems, as well as acts of torture, terrorism, and genocide. This international handbook offers a comprehensive, authoritative and structural synthesis of these interrelated topics of criminological concern. It also explains why the crimes of the powerful are so difficult to control. Edited by internationally acclaimed criminologist Gregg Barak, this book reflects the state of the art of scholarly research, covering all the key areas including corporate, global, environmental, and state crimes. The handbook is a perfect resource for students and researchers engaged with explaining and controlling the crimes of the powerful, domestically and internationally.


The Routledge Handbook of International Crime and Justice Studies by Bruce Arrigo,Heather Bersot

The Routledge Handbook of International Crime and Justice Studies
  • Title : The Routledge Handbook of International Crime and Justice Studies
  • Author : Bruce Arrigo,Heather Bersot
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 113686850X
  • Pages : 688
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  • Language : English
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This book presents the enduring debates and emerging challenges in crime and justice studies from an international and multi-disciplinary perspective.


Violence and Nonviolence by Gregg Barak

Violence and Nonviolence
  • Title : Violence and Nonviolence
  • Author : Gregg Barak
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • ISBN Code : 9780761926962
  • Pages : 341
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  • Language : English
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Episodes 12-14 from the first series of the Japanese anime about the efforts of four high school girls trying to save their school music club. Arriving for her first year in high school, Yui Hirasawa is eager to find a club to join. Meanwhile, drummer Ritsu Tainaka, her bassist friend Mio Akiyama, and keyboard player Tsumugi Kotobuki are trying to save the school's music club, which is set to close due to low numbers. After Yui joins the band playing castanets, the other members soon begin to realise they've accidentally discovered a guitar hero. Episodes comprise: 'Crisis', 'Light Music', 'Winter Days' and 'Live House'.


Class, Race, Gender, and Crime by Gregg Barak,Paul Leighton,Allison Cotton

Class, Race, Gender, and Crime
  • Title : Class, Race, Gender, and Crime
  • Author : Gregg Barak,Paul Leighton,Allison Cotton
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
  • ISBN Code : 9781442220737
  • Pages : 390
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  • Language : English
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The fourth edition of the powerful textbook Class, Race, Gender, and Crime introduces students to crime and the criminal justice system through the lens of class, race, gender, and their intersection. Maintaining the overall structure of the third edition, the fourth edition incorporates new examples, current data, and recent theoretical developments throughout.


Unchecked Corporate Power by Gregg Barak

Unchecked Corporate Power
  • Title : Unchecked Corporate Power
  • Author : Gregg Barak
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN Code : 1317360532
  • Pages : 212
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  • Language : English
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Why are crimes of the suite punished more leniently than crimes of the street? When police killings of citizens go unpunished, political torture is sanctioned by the state, and the financial frauds of Wall Street traders remain unprosecuted, nothing succeeds with such regularity as the active failures of national states to obstruct the crimes of the powerful. Written from the perspective of global sustainability and as an unflinching and unforgiving exposé of the full range of the crimes of the powerful, Unchecked Corporate Power reveals how legalized authorities and political institutions charged with the duty of protecting citizens from law-breaking and injurious activities have increasingly become enablers and colluders with the very enterprises they are obliged to regulate. Here, Gregg Barak explains why the United States and other countries are duplicitous in their harsh reactions to street crimes in comparison to the significantly more harmful and far-reaching crimes of the powerful, and why the crimes of the powerful are treated as beyond incrimination. What happens to nations that surrender ever-growing economic and political power to the globally super rich and the mammoth multinational corporations they control? And what can people from around the world do to resist the criminality and victimization perpetrated by multinationals, and generated by the prevailing global political economy? Barak examines an array of multinational crimes—corporate, environmental, financial, and state—and their state-legal responses, and outlines policies and strategies for revolutionizing these contradictory relations of capital reproduction, criminality, and unsustainability.


Class, Race, Gender, and Crime by Gregg Barak,Paul Leighton,Jeanne Flavin

Class, Race, Gender, and Crime
  • Title : Class, Race, Gender, and Crime
  • Author : Gregg Barak,Paul Leighton,Jeanne Flavin
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 074259971X
  • Pages : 368
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  • Language : English
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A decade after its first publication, Class, Race, Gender, and Crime remains the only authored book to systematically address the impact of class, race, and gender on criminological theory and all phases of the criminal justice process. The new edition has been thoroughly revised, for easier use in courses, and updated throughout, including new examples ranging from Bernie Madoff and the recent financial crisis to the increasing impact of globalization.


Predator Nation by Charles H. Ferguson

Predator Nation
  • Title : Predator Nation
  • Author : Charles H. Ferguson
  • Publisher : Broadway Business
  • ISBN Code : 0307952568
  • Pages : 369
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  • Language : English
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A continuation of the documentary "No End in Sight" draws on new interviews to argue that the financial crisis occurred because of decades of deregulation that enabled the financial sector to commit industrial-scale fraud.


Cultural Criminology and the Carnival of Crime by Mike Presdee

Cultural Criminology and the Carnival of Crime
  • Title : Cultural Criminology and the Carnival of Crime
  • Author : Mike Presdee
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1134554583
  • Pages : 192
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  • Language : English
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Cultural Criminology and the Carnival of Crime attempts to make sense of the current increase in violence, cruelty, hate and humiliation, which has come to permeate daily life. The text argues that an overly organised economic world has provoked a widespread desire for extreme, oppositional forms of popular and personal pleasure. This desire has resulted in a cathartic 'second life' of illicit pleasures often deemed criminal by those in power. Amongst the exciting issues Mike Presdee addresses are: * joyriding * street crime * antisocial behaviour in private via the internet * hate, hurt and humiliation in popular culture * the popularisation and criminalisation of sadomasochism and dance music cultures.


Bernie Madoff and the Crisis by Colleen P. Eren

Bernie Madoff and the Crisis
  • Title : Bernie Madoff and the Crisis
  • Author : Colleen P. Eren
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1503603067
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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Bernie Madoff's arrest could not have come at a more darkly poetic moment. Economic upheaval had plunged America into a horrid recession. Then, on December 11, 2008, Madoff's $65 billion Ponzi scheme came to light. A father turned in by his sons; a son who took his own life; another son dying and estranged from his father; a woman at the center of a storm—Madoff's story was a media magnet, voraciously consumed by a justice-seeking public. Bernie Madoff and the Crisis goes beyond purely investigative accounts to examine how and why Madoff became the epicenter of public fury and titillation. Rooting her argument in critical sociology, Colleen P. Eren analyzes media coverage of this landmark case alongside original interviews with dozens of journalists and editors involved in the reportage, the SEC Director of Public Affairs, and Bernie Madoff himself. Turning the mirror back onto society, Eren locates Madoff within a broader reckoning about free market capitalism. She argues that our ideological and cultural tendencies to attribute blame to individuals—be they regulators, victims, or "monsters" like Madoff—distracts us from more systemic critiques. Bernie Madoff and the Crisis offers fresh insight into the 2008 crisis, whether we have come to terms with it, and what we have yet to gain from the case of the century.


Crimes of the Powerful by Frank Pearce

Crimes of the Powerful
  • Title : Crimes of the Powerful
  • Author : Frank Pearce
  • Publisher : London : Pluto Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 172
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  • Language : English
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Drivers of Corruption by Tina Søreide

Drivers of Corruption
  • Title : Drivers of Corruption
  • Author : Tina Søreide
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • ISBN Code : 1464804028
  • Pages : 92
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  • Language : English
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This report provides an overview of arguments explaining the risk of corruption. Corrupt acts are subject to decision making authority and assets available for grabbing. These assets can be stolen, created by artificial shortage, or become available as the result of a market failure. Assets that are especially exposed to corruption include profits from the private sector, revenues from the export of natural resources, aid and loans, and the proceeds of crime. Whether or not opportunities for corruption are exploited depends on the individuals involved, the institution or society they are part of, and the law enforcement circumstances. Corruption usually persists in situations in which players are aware of the facts but nonetheless condone the practice. Absence of reaction can result from information asymmetries (in which the people who are supposed to act are not aware of the need to act), coordination failure, patronage-determined loyalty, and incentive problems at the political level. This review of results and insights from different parts of the scholarly literature on corruption focuses on areas where research can guide anticorruption policy. The report also describes a number of corruption-related challenges in need of more attention from researchers.


The Institutional Economics of Corruption and Reform by Johann Graf Lambsdorff

The Institutional Economics of Corruption and Reform
  • Title : The Institutional Economics of Corruption and Reform
  • Author : Johann Graf Lambsdorff
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1139464760
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Corruption has been a feature of public institutions for centuries yet only relatively recently has it been made the subject of sustained scientific analysis. Lambsdorff shows how insights from institutional economics can be used to develop a better understanding of why corruption occurs and the best policies to combat it. He argues that rather than being deterred by penalties, corrupt actors are more influenced by other factors such as the opportunism of their criminal counterparts and the danger of acquiring an unreliable reputation. This suggests a novel strategy for fighting corruption similar to the invisible hand that governs competitive markets. This strategy - the 'invisible foot' - shows that the unreliability of corrupt counterparts induces honesty and good governance even in the absence of good intentions. Combining theoretical research with state-of-the-art empirical investigations, this book will be an invaluable resource for researchers and policy-makers concerned with anti-corruption reform.


Children and Transitional Justice by Sharanjeet Parmar,Mindy Jane Roseman,Saudamini Siegrist,Theo Sowa

Children and Transitional Justice
  • Title : Children and Transitional Justice
  • Author : Sharanjeet Parmar,Mindy Jane Roseman,Saudamini Siegrist,Theo Sowa
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780979639548
  • Pages : 417
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  • Language : English
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Children are increasingly a focus of international and national courts and truth commissions. This book includes analysis of the recent involvement of children in transitional justice processes in Liberia, Peru, Sierra Leone, and South Africa, and emphasizes how children must be engaged during post-conflict transition.


Criminology by Gregg Barak

Criminology
  • Title : Criminology
  • Author : Gregg Barak
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 1461636663
  • Pages : 398
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  • Language : English
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Barak provides the first integrated analysis of crime, criminal justice, and criminology through a global lens, revealing the importance of a global perspective for the study of crime and justice in the 21st century. While moving seamlessly from the micro bio-psychological, interactive-social process to the macro cultural-structural forces that shape crime and our responses to it, the author presents the reader with a feast of the latest criminological ideas in this sumptuous tome.


Marconomics by Ken R. Blawatt

Marconomics
  • Title : Marconomics
  • Author : Ken R. Blawatt
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1786355655
  • Pages : 330
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  • Language : English
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Marconomics is about human economics. This text introduces marconomics, examining how the use of the social sciences, consumer behavior in particular, is used to explain and develop economic activity. Blawatt argues the philosophy and principles of the classical school of economic thought are problematic and should be replaced with a new model.


Draining development? by Peter Reuter

Draining development?
  • Title : Draining development?
  • Author : Peter Reuter
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • ISBN Code : 0821389327
  • Pages : 548
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  • Language : English
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A growing concern among those interested in economic development is the realization that hundreds of billions of dollars are illicitly flowing out of developing countries to tax havens and other financial centers in the developed world. This volume assesses the dynamics of these flows, much of which is from corruption and tax evasion.


Emerging Fraud by Kiymet Çaliyurt,Samuel O Idowu

Emerging Fraud
  • Title : Emerging Fraud
  • Author : Kiymet Çaliyurt,Samuel O Idowu
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 3642208266
  • Pages : 186
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  • Language : English
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Fraud has become a challenging phenomena affecting economies worldwide. Anti-fraud measures are an integral part of today’s management practices and have found their way into business education. Yet in developing countries these topics have long been neglected and only limited research has been conducted in this area. This book fills an essential gap by analyzing the impact of fraud on developing economies, describing successful anti-fraud methods and featuring cases that exemplify the measures described. The book features contributions by outstanding experts in the field and is intended for academic readers with a special interest in fraud research.


Responding to Financial Crisis by Adam S. Posen,Rhee Changyong

Responding to Financial Crisis
  • Title : Responding to Financial Crisis
  • Author : Adam S. Posen,Rhee Changyong
  • Publisher : Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • ISBN Code : 0881326747
  • Pages : 331
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  • Language : English
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The Asian financial crisis of 1997–98 was devastating for the region, but policymakers at least believed that they gained a great deal of knowledge on how to prevent, mitigate, and resolve crises in the future. Fifteen years later, the Asian developing countries escaped the worst effects of the global crisis of 2008–10, in part because they had learned the right lessons from their own experience. In this important study, the Asian Development Bank and Peterson Institute for International Economics join forces to illuminate the con¬trast between Asia’s performance during the more recent crisis with its performance during its own crisis and the gap between what the United States and European Union leaders recommended to Asia then and what they have practiced on themselves since then. The overriding lessons emerging from the essays in this volume are that countries need to prepare for crises as if they cannot be prevented, make room for stabili¬zation policies and deploy them rapidly when crises hit, and address the need for self-insurance globally if they can, or regionally if they must. Contributors include Simon Johnson, William R. Cline, Joseph E. Gagnon, Stephan Haggard, Masahiro Kawai, Peter Morgan, Donghyun Park, Arief Ramayandi, Kwanho Shin, Edwin M. Truman, Shahin Vallee, Changyong Rhee, and Lea Sumulong


From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green

From Poverty to Power
  • Title : From Poverty to Power
  • Author : Duncan Green
  • Publisher : Oxfam
  • ISBN Code : 0855985933
  • Pages : 522
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  • Language : English
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Offers a look at the causes and effects of poverty and inequality, as well as the possible solutions. This title features research, human stories, statistics, and compelling arguments. It discusses about the world we live in and how we can make it a better place.


Financial Havens, Banking Secrecy and Money Laundering by N.A

Financial Havens, Banking Secrecy and Money Laundering
  • Title : Financial Havens, Banking Secrecy and Money Laundering
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 199
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  • Language : English
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World Report 2018 by Human Rights Watch

World Report 2018
  • Title : World Report 2018
  • Author : Human Rights Watch
  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • ISBN Code : 1609808150
  • Pages : 704
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The human rights records of more than ninety countries and territories are put into perspective in Human Rights Watch's signature yearly report. Reflecting extensive investigative work undertaken in 2016 by Human Rights Watch staff, in close partnership with domestic human rights activists, the annual World Report is an invaluable resource for journalists, diplomats, and citizens, and is a must-read for anyone interested in the fight to protect human rights in every corner of the globe.


Deals and Development by Eric Werker,Lant Pritchett,Kunal Sen

Deals and Development
  • Title : Deals and Development
  • Author : Eric Werker,Lant Pritchett,Kunal Sen
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0198801645
  • Pages : 366
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  • Language : English
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When are developing countries able to initiate periods of rapid growth and why have so few been able to sustain growth over decades? This book provides a novel conceptual framework built from a political economy of business-government relations and applies it to nine countries across Africa and Asia, drawing actionable policy recommendations.


Crimes of Globalization by Dawn Rothe,David O. Friedrichs

Crimes of Globalization
  • Title : Crimes of Globalization
  • Author : Dawn Rothe,David O. Friedrichs
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1135005877
  • Pages : 136
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  • Language : English
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This book addresses immensely consequential crimes in the world today that, to date, have been almost wholly neglected by students of crime and criminal justice: crimes of globalization. This term refers to the hugely harmful consequences of the policies and practices of international financial institutions – principally in the global South. A case is made for characterizing these policies and practices specifically as crime. Although there is now a substantial criminological literature on transnational crimes, crimes of states and state-corporate crimes, crimes of globalization intersect with, but are not synonymous with, these crimes. Identifying specific reasons why students of crime and criminal justice should have an interest in this topic, this text also identifies underlying assumptions, defines key terms, and situates crimes of globalization within the criminological enterprise. The authors also define crimes of globalization and review the literature to date on the topic; review the current forms of crimes of globalization; outline an integrated theory of crimes of globalization; and identify the challenges of controlling the international financial institutions that perpetrate crimes of globalization, including the role of an emerging Global Justice Movement. The authors of this book have published widely on white collar crime, crimes of states, state-corporate crime and related topics. This book will be essential reading for academics and students of crime and criminal justice who, the authors argue, need to attend to emerging forms of crime that arise specifically out of the conditions of globalization in our increasingly globalized, rapidly changing world.


Organized Crime in Bulgaria by N.A

Organized Crime in Bulgaria
  • Title : Organized Crime in Bulgaria
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : CSD
  • ISBN Code : 9544771506
  • Pages : 202
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  • Language : English
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World Report 2020 by Human Rights Watch

World Report 2020
  • Title : World Report 2020
  • Author : Human Rights Watch
  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • ISBN Code : 1644210061
  • Pages : 640
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  • Language : English
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The best country-by-country assessment of human rights. The human rights records of more than ninety countries and territories are put into perspective in Human Rights Watch's signature yearly report. Reflecting extensive investigative work undertaken by Human Rights Watch staff, in close partnership with domestic human rights activists, the annual World Report is an invaluable resource for journalists, diplomats, and citizens, and is a must-read for anyone interested in the fight to protect human rights in every corner of the globe.


International Handbook of White-Collar and Corporate Crime by Henry N. Pontell,Gilbert L. Geis

International Handbook of White-Collar and Corporate Crime
  • Title : International Handbook of White-Collar and Corporate Crime
  • Author : Henry N. Pontell,Gilbert L. Geis
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 9780387341118
  • Pages : 702
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  • Language : English
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Insider trading. Savings and loan scandals. Enron. Corporate crimes were once thought of as victimless offenses, but now—with billions of dollars and an increasingly global economy at stake—this is understood to be far from the truth. The International Handbook of White-Collar and Corporate Crime explores the complex interplay of factors involved when corporate cultures normalize lawbreaking, and when organizational behavior is pushed to unethical (and sometimes inhumane) limits. Featuring original contributions from a panel of experts representing North America, Asia, Europe, and Australia, this timely volume presents multidisciplinary views on recent corporate wrongdoing affecting economic and social conditions worldwide. Criminal liability and intent Stock market and financial crime Bribery and extortion Computer and identity fraud Health care fraud Crime in the professions Industrial pollution Political corruption War crimes and genocide Contributors offer case studies, historical and sociopolitical analyses, theoretical and legal perspectives, and comparative studies, featuring examples as varied as NASA, Parmalat, the Italian government, and Watergate. Criminal justice responses to these phenomena, the role of the media in exposing or minimizing them, prevention, regulation, and self- policing strategies, and larger global issues emerging from economic crime are also featured. Richly diverse in its coverage, The International Handbook of White-Collar and Corporate Crime is stimulating reading for students, academics, and professionals in a wide range of fields, from criminology and criminal justice to business and economics, psychology to social policy to ethics. This powerful information is certain to change many of our deeply held views on criminal behavior.


Fates of Political Liberalism in the British Post-Colony by Terence C. Halliday,Lucien Karpik,Malcolm M. Feeley

Fates of Political Liberalism in the British Post-Colony
  • Title : Fates of Political Liberalism in the British Post-Colony
  • Author : Terence C. Halliday,Lucien Karpik,Malcolm M. Feeley
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107012783
  • Pages : 555
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  • Language : English
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This book presents a theory of political liberalism in the British post-colonies.


Globalization's Contradictions by Dennis Conway,Nik Heynen

Globalization's Contradictions
  • Title : Globalization's Contradictions
  • Author : Dennis Conway,Nik Heynen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 113598624X
  • Pages : 290
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  • Language : English
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Since the 1980s, globalization and neoliberalism have brought about a comprehensive restructuring of everyone’s lives. People are being ‘disciplined’ by neoliberal economic agendas, ‘transformed’ by communication and information technology changes, global commodity chains and networks, and in the Global South in particular, destroyed livelihoods, debilitating impoverishment, disease pandemics, among other disastrous disruptions, are also globalization’s legacy. This collection of geographical treatments of such a complex set of processes unearths the contradictions in the impacts of globalization on peoples’ lives. Globalizations Contradictions firstly introduces globalization in all its intricacy and contrariness, followed on by substantive coverage of globalization’s dimensions. Other areas that are covered in depth are: globalization’s macro-economic faces globalization’s unruly spaces globalization’s geo-political faces ecological globalization globalization’s cultural challenges globalization from below fair globalization. Globalizations Contradictions is a critical examination of the continuing role of international and supra-national institutions and their involvement in the political economic management and determination of global restructuring. Deliberately, this collection raises questions, even as it offers geographical insights and thoughtful assessments of globalization’s multifaceted ‘faces and spaces.’


World Report 2021 by Human Rights Watch

World Report 2021
  • Title : World Report 2021
  • Author : Human Rights Watch
  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • ISBN Code : 1644210290
  • Pages : 684
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The best country-by-country assessment of human rights. The human rights records of more than ninety countries and territories are put into perspective in Human Rights Watch's signature yearly report. Reflecting extensive investigative work undertaken by Human Rights Watch staff, in close partnership with domestic human rights activists, the annual World Report is an invaluable resource for journalists, diplomats, and citizens, and is a must-read for anyone interested in the fight to protect human rights in every corner of the globe.


In Defense of Monopoly by Richard B. McKenzie,Dwight R. Lee

In Defense of Monopoly
  • Title : In Defense of Monopoly
  • Author : Richard B. McKenzie,Dwight R. Lee
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780472116157
  • Pages : 297
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  • Language : English
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This work offers an unconventional but empirically grounded argument in favour of market monopolies.


Mercenaries and War by National Defense University Press,Sean McFate

Mercenaries and War
  • Title : Mercenaries and War
  • Author : National Defense University Press,Sean McFate
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781678665234
  • Pages : 56
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  • Language : English
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Mercenaries are more powerful than experts realize, a grave oversight. Those who assume they are cheap imitations of national armed forces invite disaster because for-profit warriors are a wholly different genus and species of fighter. Private military companies such as the Wagner Group are more like heavily armed multinational corporations than the Marine Corps. Their employees are recruited from different countries, and profitability is everything. Patriotism is unimportant, and sometimes a liability. Unsurprisingly, mercenaries do not fight conventionally, and traditional war strategies used against them may backfire.


Digital Transformation of the Economy: Challenges, Trends and New Opportunities by Svetlana Ashmarina,Anabela Mesquita,Marek Vochozka

Digital Transformation of the Economy: Challenges, Trends and New Opportunities
  • Title : Digital Transformation of the Economy: Challenges, Trends and New Opportunities
  • Author : Svetlana Ashmarina,Anabela Mesquita,Marek Vochozka
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3030113671
  • Pages : 717
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book gathers the best contributions from the conference “Digital Transformation of the Economy: Challenges, Trends and New Opportunities”, which took place in Samara, Russian Federation, on May 29–31, 2018. Organized by Samara State University of Economics (Samara), Russia, the conference was devoted to issues of the digital economy.Presenting international research on the impact of digitalization on economic development, it includes topics such as the transformation of the institutional environment under the influence of informatization, the comparative analysis of the digitalization development in different countries, and modeling the dependence of the rate of change in the economy on the level of the digitalization penetration into various spheres of human activity. It also covers business-process transformation in the context of digitalization and changes in the structure of employment and personnel training for the digital economy. Lastly, it addresses the issue of ensuring information security and dealing with information risks for both individual enterprises and national economies as a whole. The book appeals to both students and researchers whose interests include the development of the digital economy, as well as to managers and professionals who integrate digital solutions into real-world business practice.


Corruption by Jens Christopher Andvig,Odd Helge Fjeldstad,Chr. Michelsen Institute

Corruption
  • Title : Corruption
  • Author : Jens Christopher Andvig,Odd Helge Fjeldstad,Chr. Michelsen Institute
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9788280620033
  • Pages : 122
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Big Money Crime by Kitty Calavita,Henry N. Pontell,Robert Tillman

Big Money Crime
  • Title : Big Money Crime
  • Author : Kitty Calavita,Henry N. Pontell,Robert Tillman
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780520923232
  • Pages : 281
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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At a cost of $500 billion to American taxpayers, the savings and loan debacle of the 1980s was the worst financial crisis of the twentieth century as well as a crime unparalleled in American history. Yet the vast majority of its perpetrators will never be prosecuted, and those who were have received minimal sentences. In the first in-depth scrutiny of the ways and means of this disaster, this groundbreaking book comes to disturbing conclusions about the deliberate nature of this financial fraud, the political collusion involved, and the leniency of the criminal justice system in dealing with these "Gucci-clad white-collar criminals." Using material from over one hundred interviews with government officials and industry leaders and recently declassified documents, the authors show how—contrary to previous government and "expert" explanations that chalked the disaster up to business risks gone awry or adverse economic conditions—S&L leaders engaged in deliberate fraud, stealing from their own corporations to speculate on high-risk ventures. Tempted by the insurance net, perpetrators looted their own institutions in a new kind of white-collar crime the authors dub "collective embezzlement." Big Money Crime also demonstrates how systematic political collusion—not just policy errors—was a critical ingredient in this unprecedented series of frauds. Bringing together statistics from a variety of government agencies, the authors provide a close reading of the track record of prosecutions and sentencing and find that "suite crime" receives much more lenient treatment than "street crime," despite its significantly higher price tag. The book concludes with a number of modest, but no less urgent, policy recommendations to counter the current deregulatory trend and to avert a replay of the S&L debacle in other financial sectors. FROM THE BOOK:"We built thick walls; we have cameras; we have time clocks on the vaults . . . all these controls were to protect against somebody stealing the cash. Well, you can steal far more money, and take it out the back door. The best way to rob a bank is to own one."—House Committee on Government Operations, 1988


Oil Wealth and Development in Uganda and Beyond by Arnim Langer,Ukoha Ukiwo,Pamela Mbabazi

Oil Wealth and Development in Uganda and Beyond
  • Title : Oil Wealth and Development in Uganda and Beyond
  • Author : Arnim Langer,Ukoha Ukiwo,Pamela Mbabazi
  • Publisher : Leuven University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9462702004
  • Pages : 394
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  • Language : English
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Multidisciplinary perspectives to governance of oil in African countries Large quantities of oil were discovered in the Albertine Rift Valley in Western Uganda in 2006. The sound management of these oil resources and revenues is undoubtedly one of the key public policy challenges for Uganda as it is for other African countries with large oil and/or gas endowments. With oil expected to start flowing in 2021, the current book analyses how this East African country is preparing for the challenge of effectively, efficiently, and transparently managing its oil sector and resources. Adopting a multidisciplinary, comprehensive, and comparative approach, the book identifies a broad scope of issues that need to be addressed in order for Uganda to realise the full potential of its oil wealth for national economic transformation. Predominantly grounded in local scholarship and including chapters drawing on the experiences of Nigeria, Ghana, and Kenya, the book blazes a trail on governance of African oil in an era of emerging producers. Oil Wealth and Development in Uganda and Beyond will be of great interest to social scientists and economic and social policy makers in oil-producing countries. It is suitable for course adoption across such disciplines as International/Global Affairs, Political Economy, Geography, Environmental Studies, Economics, Energy Studies, Development, Politics, Peace, Security and African Studies. Contributors: Badru Bukenya (Makerere University), Moses Isabirye (Busitema University), Wilson Bahati Kazi (Uganda Revenue Authority), Corti Paul Lakuma (Economic Policy Research Centre), Joseph Mawejje (Economic Policy Research Centre), Pamela Mbabazi (Uganda National Planning Authority), Martin Muhangi (independent researcher), Roberts Muriisa (Mbarara University of Science and Technology), Chris Byaruhanga Musiime (independent researcher), Germano Mwabu (University of Nairobi), Jackson A. Mwakali (Makerere University), Tom Owang (Mbarara University of Science and Technology), Joseph Oloka-Onyango (Makerere University), Peter Quartey (University of Ghana), Peter Wandera (Transparency International Uganda), Kathleen Brophy (Transparency International Uganda), Jaqueline Nakaiza (independent researcher), Babra Beyeza (independent researcher), Jackson Byaruhanga (Bank of Uganda), Emmanuel Abbey (University of Ghana).


Corruption in Latin America by Robert I. Rotberg

Corruption in Latin America
  • Title : Corruption in Latin America
  • Author : Robert I. Rotberg
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319940570
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book is the newest and one of the very few existing examinations of the full nature of corruption throughout Central and South America. In detailed chapters written by experts with extensive in-country experience, it reveals the political and economic roots and consequences of corruption in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Peru. The editor’s introduction and conclusion texts synthesize their work and provides an over-arching view of corrupt practices and anti-corruption initiatives throughout Latin America. Corruption in Latin America shows the extent to which corrupt practices engulf each of the countries discussed, the involvement of political and corporate entities in the pursuit of ill-gotten gains, and the drag on development caused by corruption in each political entity. The book will be of interest for social scientists, political actors and social activists involved in the fight against corruption in Latin America by providing in-depth analyses of the topic and discussing how best to pursue anti-corruption efforts through civil society actions, judicial endeavors, legal shifts, or elections.


Understanding civil war : evidence and analysis. 2. Europe, Central Asia and other regions by Paul Collier

Understanding civil war : evidence and analysis. 2. Europe, Central Asia and other regions
  • Title : Understanding civil war : evidence and analysis. 2. Europe, Central Asia and other regions
  • Author : Paul Collier
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • ISBN Code : 9780821360491
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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The two volumes of 'Understanding Civil War' build upon the World Bank's prior research on conflict and violence, particularly on the work of Paul Collier and Anke Hoeffler, whose model of civil war onset has sparked much discussion on the relationship between conflict and development in what came to be known as the 'greed' versus 'grievance' debate. The authors systematically apply the Collier-Hoeffler model to 15 countries in 6 different regions of the world, using a comparative case study methodology to revise and expand upon economic models of civil war. The book concludes that the 'greed' versus 'grievance' debate should be abandoned for a more complex model that considers greed and grievance as inextricably fused motives for civil war.


The City That Became Safe by Franklin E. Zimring

The City That Became Safe
  • Title : The City That Became Safe
  • Author : Franklin E. Zimring
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199324166
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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Discusses many of the ways that New York City dropped its crime rate between the years of 1991 and 2000.