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dc.contributor.authorKarstedt, Susanne
dc.contributor.editorVan Slyke S.R., Benson M.L. and Cullen F.T.
dc.description.abstractMiddle-class crime is a more recent development added to the conceptual framework of white-collar crime. This chapter addresses the increase in fraud committed by “ordinary people” from the middle classes, often in a gray zone between illegality and immorality. Due to changes in consumption, finances, and banking, and foremost the Internet, they are both offenders and targets and victims of crime, resulting in a considerable overlap between offending and victimization. These contemporary developments are analyzed against the backdrop of a globally growing middle class and the profound changes in which its members work, consume, and own property. Europe, with its established and large middle classes, is representative of these changes and the typical fraudulent practices and middle-class fraudsters they generate. These crimes of everyday life constitute the criminality of the middle classes and illuminate their “inner moral life” and moral commitments, both as consumers and as citizens.
dc.publisherOxford University Press
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleThe Oxford Handbook of White-Collar Crime
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology not elsewhere classified
dc.titleMiddle-Class Crime: Moral Economies Between Crime in the Streets and Crime in the Suites
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB2 - Chapters (Other)
dc.type.codeB - Book Chapters
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
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gro.griffith.authorKarstedt, Susanne

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