Understanding White Collar Crime
592 pp $55.00
Understanding White Collar Crime is a comprehensive yet concise tour through the statutes, legal opinions, procedures, and policies that make up one of the most fascinating and fast growing areas of the law: white collar and corporate crime. While the book will serve primarily as a text for law and business students in white collar crime, federal criminal law, and corporate crime classes, it is also an unrivaled desk reference for practicing lawyers, compliance professionals, and business leaders. The complexities of mainstay white collar crimes—from wire fraud and insider trading to computer crime and money laundering—are made clear through straightforward analyses of statutory elements, supported by a discussion of the main U.S. Supreme Court and Circuit Court cases interpreting those statutes.
Understanding White Collar Crime fills a much-needed gap between law school case book and practitioner hornbook, providing succinct case summaries instead of excerpted opinions, which can bog readers down in unnecessary procedure. This allows for a deeper and more nuanced discussion of the prevailing, yet oftentimes conflicting, law in this dynamic area. In addition, the book explores the significant policy issues that arise in white collar and corporate crime investigations, prosecutions, pretrial diversion agreements, and sentencings.
J. Kelly Strader, Irwin R. Buchalter Professor of Law at Southwestern Law School, and Todd Haugh, Associate Professor of Business Law and Ethics at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, are both award winning scholars and teachers with many decades of experience practicing, teaching, and researching white collar and corporate crime. They have authored a text that aims to educate students, practitioners, and experts alike through their practical, yet comprehensive style.