Thursday, April 20, 2006

Lying, Cheating, and Stealing: A Moral Theory of White-Collar Crime

Professor Stuart Green, the Louis B. Porterie Professor of Law at Louisiana State University, has published a new book entitled Lying, Cheating, and Stealing: A Moral Theory of White-Collar Crime with Oxford University Press.  Professor Green is one of the leading criminal law theorists in the country, and he turns his attention to white collar crime by analyzing why conduct that might appear to be otherwise legal can be punished as a crime.  This area of the law has avoided the type of theoretical analysis that other aspects of the criminal have undergone, and the book is a comprehensive analysis of the and moral intuitions about what is wrongful.  As Professor Green notes, "I argue that without a clearer understanding of the relationship between morality and white-collar criminal law, the retributive principles on which the criminal law is founded are placed in serious jeopardy."  The book is now available through Amazon (here).  For those unfamiliar with Professor Green's scholarship, his writing is clear and the analysis is thorough, and the book clearly is an important contribution to the literature on white collar crime. (ph)

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