Lobbyists and White Collar Crime
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The paper describes the white collar crimes of lobbyist, Jack Abramoff, former House of Representatives majority leader, Tom DeLay and California Congressman, Duke Cunningham. The paper paints a picture of how lobbyists act essentially as brokers between corrupt businesspeople and interest groups, and between the politicians who can make those persons still richer and more powerful. The paper therefore shows how lobbyists and their politician allies are true white collar criminals, bending the law in non-violent ways to serve their own selfish ends.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Grigg, W. N. (2006, February 6). Power Brokers: Jack Abramoff Brought Together Corrupt Politicians, the Criminal Underworld, and the Global Power Elite. The New American, 22, 21+.
- Lanier, M. M., & Henry, S. (1998). Essential Criminology. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.
- Poveda, T. G. (1994). Rethinking White-Collar Crime. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.
- Rozen, L. (2006, February). "Duke" of Deception: The Overlooked Security Implications of the Cunningham Scandal. The American Prospect, 17, 11+.
- Rozen, L. (2006, July/August). Watching the Detectives: Other Shoes Begin to Drop in the Duke Cunningham Bribery Scandal. The American Prospect, 17, 15+.
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