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Corporate and White Collar Crime: Cases and Materials

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Fifth Edition

Kathleen F. Brickey
Washington University

2011. 864 pages. ISBN: 978-0-7355-9021-2. With Teacher's Manual.

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About the Book

With its focus on substantive law, this book provides systematic and comprehensive consideration of major white-collar crime statutes in the federal criminal code, securities laws, and environmental statutes. 


  • Distinguished authorship: Brickey, the author of a three-volume treatise on white collar crime, a new text on environmental crime, and many articles in the field, has served as a consultant to the U.S. Sentencing Commission
  • Focus on major white-collar crime statutes distinguishes this book from its competitors and provides timely and topical coverage of contemporary substantive law issues 
  • Clear and concise expository introductions found throughout each chapter provide illuminating contexts for reading the cases that follow
  • Well edited and selected cases—good “teaching cases”—are followed by provocative notes and questions that stimulate lively classroom discussion.
  • Well written problems throughout the book enrich understanding of the cases and challenge students to apply substantive law principles to hypotheticals that test the outer bounds of the principal cases
  • Recent Justice Department prosecution guidelines provide an excellent vehicle for exploring policy considerations relating to prosecuting corporations and their officers and executives  

New to the Fifth Edition:

  • Shifts in Department of Justice corporate charging policies, the Stein decisions, and the Specter bill.
  • Recent developments in post-Booker Guidelines sentencing, including the Supreme Court’s decision in Gall .
  • Evolving interpretations of the causation requirements for civil RICO actions, including the Supreme Court’s decision in Anza v. Ideal Steel .
  • Fallout from Rapanos, the Supreme Court’s recent plurality decision that left key concepts under the Clean Water Act in limbo.