Theft of a Nation: Wall Street Looting and Federal Regulatory Colluding (BOK)

Gregg Barak

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Theft of a Nation presents a powerful criminological examination of Wall Street's recent financial meltdown and its profound impact on the rest of the country. This provocative book asks why, if the actions of key players on Wall Street and in the government resulted in an economic downturn that harmed millions of Americans and destroyed capital worldwide, no one was held criminally liable for these actions. Author Gregg Barak provides a basic history of financial regulation and deregulation, as well as a primer on both securities fraud and mass victimization. Using key concepts in victimology and white collar crime, he explores the diverse ways civil and criminal law enforcement responded to the damaging behavior on Wall Street. The book also assesses Wall Street Financial Reform and the Consumer Protection Act of 2010, showing the ways that Americans may still be at risk. Theft of a Nation is the first comprehensive criminological investigation of the role of Wall Street and the government in the recent financial crisis, asking critical questions about who has been victimized and why.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Gregg Barak
Forlag
Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN 9781442207783
Antall sider 226 Dimensjoner 16,2cm x 23,2cm x 2cm
Vekt 494 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Crime & criminology

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