SmartSellTM - The New Way to Sell Online

Shop over a million Toys in our Huge New Range

Capital Offenses
By

Rating
American innovation may be legendary, but it has a dark side. White-collar crime is on the rise, with disastrous consequences for ordinary Americans. Yet often it's unclear who will pay for the crimes committed. In Capital Offenses, Samuel Buell draws on his personal experience leading the investigation into the biggest white-collar case in U.S. history to present an in-depth examination of business crime today. Detailing the complex legal framework that governs corporations, Buell shows that deciphering business crime is rarely black or white. In lucid, thought-provoking prose, Buell reveals the depth of the legal issues at stake, delving into fraud practices, the art of "loopholing," the difficulty of prosecuting corporations, and the work of white-collar-crime prosecutors. Capturing an important story at the heart of American politics, law, and economics, Capital Offenses delivers a forceful argument for ushering in a more ethical age for corporate America.
Product Details

About the Author

Samuel Buell is the Bernard M. Fishman Professor of Law at Duke University and an expert on criminal law. He served as lead prosecutor for the Department of Justice's Enron Task Force and lives in Durham, North Carolina.

Reviews

"A book that will challenge conventional wisdom among readers who intuitively believe that corporations often game the system." -- Kirkus Reviews "[Buell] has crafted a thoughtful and thought-provoking examination of crime on Wall Street vs. crime on Main Street." -- Publishers' Weekly "This is an extraordinary book that will make you rethink whatever you thought you knew about corporate crime and punishment. Professor Buell draws on his experience pursuing white-collar criminals to expose in plain language a system that fails to deliver for perpetrators and victims alike." -- David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and author of The Making of Donald Trump "Capital Offenses is a groundbreaking book, one that provides a fascinating analysis of the seemingly endless phenomenon of white-collar crime. Sam Buell, a law professor at Duke University and a former federal prosecutor who handled some of the most prominent corporate criminal cases in American history, is uniquely positioned to detail the circumstances and complexities surrounding corporate crime. In an era where legal violations in the boardrooms have destroyed and even ended lives, Buell's is an essential book that explains what every American needs to know about these offenses. It is an important achievement that will reshape the ways we think about white-collar crime." -- Kurt Eichenwald, George Polk Award-winning investigative reporter and author of Conspiracy of Fools and The Informant "[Capital Offenses] deserves attention from anyone concerned with the topic [of white collar crime]. . . . The author brings two excellent credentials to his task: a breezy writing style and deep prosecutorial experience. . . . Buell does an admirably brisk job of analyzing what's gone wrong with a litany of corporate prosecutions. " -- Paul Barrett - Bloomberg

Look for similar items by category
Home » Books » Nonfiction » Law » Corporate
Home » Books » Nonfiction » Law » Criminal Law
Home » Books » Nonfiction » Law » Business
People also searched for
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Capital Offenses: Business Crime and Punishment in America's Corporate Age on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond.com, Inc.
Back to top