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Theft of a nation : Wall Street looting and federal regulatory colluding

Author: Gregg Barak
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2012.
Series: Issues in crime and justice.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gregg Barak
ISBN: 9781442207806 1442207809 9781283523974 1283523973
OCLC Number: 984815631
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 211 p.).
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Law, power, and wealth : on the rhetoric and reality of fighting financial abuse --
Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme and Wall Street's financial meltdown : a primer on investment fraud and victimization --
Unenlightened self interest, unregulated financial markets, and unfettered victimization : from the savings and loan bailouts to too big to fail --
Theories of white collar illegalities and the crimes of the powerful : a reciprocal approach to the political economy of Wall Street looting and federal regulatory colluding --
Financial looting, victimization, and legal intervention : on criminal prosecution and civil law enforcement --
Consuming victims and victimless identities : on the social construction of victimization and the re-emergence of public victims --
The Wall Street financial reform and consumer protection act of 2010 : a synopsis of Dodd-Frank and the re-regulation of financial abuse --
Conclusion --
Notes --
Glossary --
About the author.
Series Title: Issues in crime and justice.
Responsibility: Gregg Barak.

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