Readership: Law professors, philosophers, and law and philosophy students interested in criminal law theory and moral theory; criminology, criminal justice, and sociology professors and their students with a special interest in white collar crime; and possibly law practitioners such as federal prosecutors and defense lawyers in the U.S.
Stuart P. Green, L.B. Porterie Professor of Law, Louisiana State University
"This book marks a real advance in normative theorising about the moral foundations of the criminal law: it should provoke theorists to think not just about murder, but about insider trading; not just about rape, but about tax evasion - and about the wide range of regulatory offences' whose moral content has been so under-explored. This is an important book, which opens up the vast field of 'white-collar crime' to deep normative theorising - theorising that is informed by an acute grasp of the legal issues and by a thorough philosophical grounding." - Professor Antony Duff, University of Stirling
"This is a long needed and pathbreaking consideration of white-collar crime from the perspective of a top-notch legal scholar.
Stuart Green has absorbed knowledge in his own specialty and in the social sciences to provide a comprehensive and integrated understanding of behaviour that has been capturing headlines in the American media. Tough issues, long bypassed, come in for sophisticated scrutiny. I am certain that Lying, Cheating and Stealing will come to stand as a classic contribution to the study of law-breaking by the priveleged." - Professor Gilbert Geiss, University of California, Irvine
"'Mr. Green's book admirably clears away much of the conceptual underbrush surrounding the idea of white-collar crime.... "Lying, Cheating, and Stealing" is strong on moral philosophy, not least in the way it illuminates the grey areas of business conduct. ... [it] will be helpful to anyone
thinking about such cases [as Kenneth Lay's].'" - Andrew Stark, Wall Street Journal, 27 July 2006
I Getting Started
The Meaning of 'White Collar Crime'
Some Generalizations About the Moral Content of White Collar Crime
A Three-Part Framework for Analysis
II Defining Moral Wrongfulness
Coercion and Expoitation
A Concluding Thought on Moral Wrongfulness
III Finding the Moral Content of White Collar Offenses
Obstruction of Justice
Extortion and Blackmail