Economic Crisis and Crime, edited by Mathieu Deflem (Emerald, 2011)

Mathieu Deflem, editor
www.mathieudeflem.net

Published in the series, Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance, Volume 16.

Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing, 2011.

ISBN: 0857248014
eISBN: 978-0-85724-802-2



SYNOPSIS

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 book 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. Students and scholars in criminology, sociology, economics, criminal justice, and other relevant social sciences will find much food for thought in these pages and, hopefully, discover insights relatable to their own investigations.



TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION: CRIMINOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES OF THE CRISIS [online copy]
Mathieu Deflem

PART I: THE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE CRISIS

FRAUD AND INEQUALITY IN THE SUBPRIME MORTGAGE CRISIS
Tomson H. Nguyen and Henry N. Pontell

DIFFUSION OF FRAUD THROUGH SUBPRIME LENDING: THE PERFECT STORM
Laura A. Patterson and Cynthia A. Koller

PUBLIC ATTITUDES TOWARD BLAMEWORTHINESS AND CONTROL OF THE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE CRISIS
Nicole Leeper Piquero, Marc Gertz, and Jake Bratton

THE SECURITIZATION OF MORTGAGE FRAUD
Harold C. Barnett

PART II: CORPORATE AND WHITE-COLLAR CRIME

SOCIAL REACTIONS TO WHITE-COLLAR CRIMES AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO ECONOMIC CRISES
Michael Levi

CORPORATE CRIME AND CRISIS: CAUSATION SCENARIOS
Wim Huisman

ILLEGALLY BACKDATED STOCK OPTIONS
David Shichor, Henry N. Pontell, and Gilbert Geis

PART III: CRIME (CONTROL) AND ECONOMIC RECESSSION

THE CRIMINAL CONSEQUENCES OF CHANGES IN NEIGHBORHOOD STRUCTURE DUE TO HOME FORECLOSURE: A THEORETICAL DISCUSSION
Paul Harris

EMPLOYMENT, UNEMPLOYMENT AND RATES OF INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE: EVIDENCE FROM THE NATIONAL CRIME VICTIM SURVEYS
Richard R. Peterson

THE SHOWDOWN WITH SHRINKING BUDGETS: POLICE DEPARTMENTS IN ECONOMIC DOWNTURNS
Darrell D. Irwin



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