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The State and White-Collar Crime: Saving the Savings and Loans

Kitty Calavita and Henry N. Pontell
Law & Society Review
Vol. 28, No. 2 (1994), pp. 297-324
Published by: Wiley on behalf of the Law and Society Association
DOI: 10.2307/3054148
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3054148
Page Count: 28
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The State and White-Collar Crime: Saving the Savings and Loans
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Abstract

We attempt to make sense of the law enforcement response to the savings and loan debacle and the larger pattern of white-collar crime enforcement of which it is a part. Drawing from government documents and in-depth interviews with federal regulators and enforcement officials, we argue that the current response to savings and loan fraud is unprecedented both in terms of the extensive resources committed and the prosecution of thousands of white-collar offenders. Pointing out that this at first seems inconsistent with the government's relative tolerance of corporate crime cited in other white-collar crime studies, we borrow from state theory to explain this "crackdown." By bringing together two traditions that have usually remained distinct-white-collar crime research and state theory-this analysis may contribute both to a better understanding of the government response to white-collar crime and to a more empirically grounded approach to the state.

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