Constructing White-Collar Crime

In Constructing White-Collar Crime, Joachim J. Savelsberg, a sociologist, and Peter Brühl, a lawyer, have provided an interdisciplinary case study of the construction of new German laws against white-collar crime, relating their results to internationally comparative findings.

Constructing White-Collar Crime
Rationalities, Communication, Power

Joachim J. Saveslberg. With contributions by Peter Brühl

1994 | 200 pages | Cloth $79.95
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Table of Contents

Figures and Tables
Preface

PART I- WHY STUDY WHITE-COLLAR CRIME LEGISLATION?
Chapter 1- Questions, Introduction to the Case, and Overview

PART II- THEORY AND METHODS IN THE STUDY OF WHITE-COLLAR CRIME LEGISLATION
Chapter 2- Rationalities, Communication, and Power: Theoretical Perspectives and Methods

PART III- THE CASE STUDY: FROM CLAIMS MAKING TO LEGISLATION
Chapter 3- The Social Problem of Economic Crime, Claims Making, and Motivating the Political Process
Chapter 4- The Expert Commission: Developing the Claims and First Resistance
Chapter 5- The Production of the Second Law Against Economic Crime: The Political Sector
Chapter 6- Context Structures, Situations, and Argument Structures: The Total Set of Cognitive Maps

PART IV- CONCLUSIONS FROM THE CASE STUDY AND AN AMERICAN-GERMAN COMPARISON
Chapter 7- Rationalities, Communication, and Power: Conclusions
Chapter 8- The American and German Cases: Commonalities and Differences

References
Index