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About the Book

White Collar Crime: Procedures, Theory, and Practice

Front Cover - White Collar Crime: Procedures, Theory, and Practice

Michael Seigel, University of Florida

2011.  800 pages.  ISBN: 978-0-7355-9651-1.

With Teacher’s Manual.

About the Book

Written by a renowned expert and former organized crime prosecutor, this important new casebook provides concise yet complete coverage of the most important issues arising out of modern day white collar crime. A First Assistant United States Attorney who has prosecuted hundreds of WCC cases during his tenure and who has twice testified before the US Senate Judiciary Committee, Michael Seigel provides practical consideration in the prosecution and defense of WCC. With an in-depth examination of the most widely used statutes and regulations, White Collar Crime: Procedures, Theory, and Practice presents aspects of criminal procedures that are precisely relevant to the practice of WCC, such as the use of grand juries. In unique introductory text, journalists’ accounts of recent scandals in the news shed light on the sociology and psychology of white collar criminals. Reflecting current practice, material is included on bank fraud, securities fraud, and the impact of both the Sarbanes-Oxley and the Dodd-Frank Acts on the economic regulatory system and their spillover into the criminal arena. Fresh and compelling cases help students understand the complex business environment in which sophisticated WCC takes place, and carefully constructed questions illuminate their meaning. A unique feature, “Test Your Understanding,” combines real case facts with hypothetical problems to challenge students and focus classroom discussion.

Features of White Collar Crime: Procedures, Theory, and Practice

  • Distinguished, expert author, Michael Seigel -former organized crime prosecutor and First Assistant United States Attorney - prosecuted hundreds of WCC cases during tenure with the federal government - testified twice before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee on WCC - author of many articles on criminal law and white collar crime
  • In-depth examination of most widely used WCC statutes and regulations
  • Coverage of aspects of criminal procedure most pertinent to WCC (e.g. grand juries)
  • Unique introductory materialjournalists’ accounts of recent WCC scandals - sociological and psychological insights into WCC and WC criminals
  • Heavy emphasis on “where the action is”
  • Chapter on Bank Fraud: critical for understanding current DOJ emphasis post- 2008 economic crisis
  • One hundred page chapter devoted to Securities Fraud: most major cases have been prosecuted under the securities laws since ENRON
  • Coverage of the impact of Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank Acts on the economic regulatory system and their spillover into the criminal arena
  • Inclusion of materials related to battle over Honest Services Fraud
  • Covers practical considerations in the prosecution and defense of WCC 
  • Fresh and compelling cases―students understand the complex business context in which sophisticated WCC takes place
  • Carefully constructed questions illuminate the cases
  • Distinctive “Test Your Understanding” feature: real case facts combine with  hypothetical problems to challenge students and focus classroom discussion