Archives for October 29th, 2001

UNDERSTANDING WHITE COLLAR CRIME

Book News, PublicNet: 29 October, 2001

By Hazel CroallThis comprehensive overview of white collar crime begins by introducing the concept, looking at its definition, its identification with class and status, and its development within criminology. The problems of estimating the vast extent of white collar and corporate crime are explored, and some of its major forms are outlined, including fraud, corruption, employment, consumer and environmental crime.Hazel Croall looks at the kinds of offenders who are convicted for white collar offences and at patterns of victimization which involve class, gender and age. She examines the various ways in which white collar crime has been explained and analysed, including individual, organizational and social structural perspectives. The issues surrounding regulation and punishment are explored, focusing on the contrast between white collar and other crimes, and on alternative approaches to its control.This new book is a revised, updated and readily accessible replacement for the author”s highly successful White Collar Crime (Open UP, 1992). It includes expanded coverage of corporate crime, and provides an essential text for undergraduate courses in criminology, sociology and law.

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LEARNING FOR LONDON COUNCILLORS

Headlines, PublicNet: 29 October, 2001

A new initiative aims to teach new councillors in London how to see the bigger city picture as well as grapple with the concerns for their own boroughs.The London 2002 Programme aims to prepare a large batch of new councillors expected to be elected next year. Retirement and electoral changes mean that there is likely to be a large influx of newcomers, who will need to understand and work within a regional, sub-regional and borough context.

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MORE BEACONS SHOW WAY

Headlines, PublicNet: 29 October, 2001

‘Beacon’ status has been awarded to a second tranche of national government organisations and an NHS trust.The scheme recognises organisations offering innovative or high quality service that others could learn from. Already common in local government and in schools, the scheme was introduced to national government organisations as a result of the 1999 Modernising Government white paper.

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