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Title How they got away with it : white collar criminals and the financial meltdown / edited by Susan Will, Stephen Handelman, and David C. Brotherton.
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, 2013.

Subject White collar crimes.
Commercial crimes.
Commercial criminals.
Financial crises.
Alt Name Will, Susan.
Handelman, Stephen.
Brotherton, David.
Add Title White collar criminals and the financial meltdown
Subject White collar crimes.
Commercial crimes.
Commercial criminals.
Financial crises.
Alt Name Will, Susan.
Handelman, Stephen.
Brotherton, David.
Add Title White collar criminals and the financial meltdown
Description 1 online resource (xx, 361 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Roots of the crisis -- Wall Street : crime never sleeps / David O. Freidrichs -- The logics of finance : abuse of power and systemic crisis / Saskia Sassen -- America's Ponzi culture / Susan Will -- Bernie Madoff, finance capital, and the anomic society / Jock Young -- Enablers of fraud -- Unaccountable external auditors and their role in the economic meltdown / Gilbert Geis -- And some with a fountain pen : mortgage fraud, securitization, and the subprime bubble / Harold C. Barnett -- Generating the alpha return : how Ponzi schemes lure the unwary in an unregulated market / David Shapiro -- Perverted justice -- The technological advantages of stock market traders / Laureen Snider -- Why ceos are able to loot with impunity and why it matters / William K. Black -- The facade of enforcement : Goldman Sachs, negotiated prosecution, and the politics of blame / Justin O'Brien -- Perspectives from afar -- Reappraising regulation : the politics of "regulatory retreat" in the United Kingdom / Steve Tombs and David Whyte -- How they still try to get away with it : crime in the Dutch real estate sector before and after the crisis / Hans Nelen and Luuk Ritzen -- Economic and financial criminality in Portugal / Rita Faria, Jose Cruz, Andre Lamas Leite, and Pedro Sousa -- Greece "for sale" : casino economy and state-corporate crime / Sophia Vidali -- Financial fraud in China : a structural examination of law and law enforcement / Hongming Cheng -- Epilogue can they still get away with it? -- Appendix A: short (global) history of financial meltdowns / compiled by Alex Holden -- Contributors -- Index.
Note Print version record.
Summary An international team of scholars with backgrounds in criminology, sociology, economics, business, government regulation, and law examine the historical, social, and cultural causes of the 2008 economic crisis. They also take stock of the long-term devastation done to governments, businesses, and individuals, and the ongoing, systemic issues that have so far allowed the perpetrators to get away with their crimes. Insightful essays probe the workings of the toxic subprime loan industry, the role of external auditors, the consequences of Wall Street deregulation, the manipulations of.
Note English.
ISBN 9780231527668 (electronic bk.)
0231527667 (electronic bk.)
9780231156905 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0231156901 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780231156912 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
023115691X (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Publisher # EB00640097 Recorded Books
OCLC # 820330907
Additional Format Print version: How they got away with it. New York : Columbia University Press, 2013 0231156901 (DLC) 2012017414 (OCoLC)793503454


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