"Defending White Collar Crime" by Kenneth Mann

Defending White Collar Crime A Portrait of Attorneys at Work Kenneth Mann

Series:
Yale Studies on White-Collar Crime Series
Format:
Paperback
Publication date:
10 Sep 1985
ISBN:
9780300043686
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:

The first inside look at how the elite white-collar crime defense bar goes about its work. Mann's book reveals that these lawyers see their main task as controlling information about their clients, especially the flow of harmful information to government investigators. As both lawyer and sociologist, Mann was able to gain access only rarely available to scholars. His book raises important questions for the bar and for the administration of justice.
 

"A pioneering study. . . . This is a splendid book.  I think it is destined to become the classic study of the white-collar crime defense bar." —George C. Kiser, Social Science Quarterly

 

"An excellent introduction to white-collar criminal defense for practitioners, law students, and potential clients. . . . I would make this book required reading for all prosecutors."—Lawrence B. Pedowitz, former federal prosecutor, Legal Times of New York

 

"Analytical, detailed, well illustrated, and an authoritative portrait of American white-collar crime attorneys at work."—M. David Ermann, Contemporary Sociology

 
"Sheds light on some of the most fundamental ethical questions that can arise in law practice. For this reason, [Mann's] book is not only a significant contribution to the sociology of the legal profession, but a sociological study with special value for lawyers."—Ted Schneyer, American Bar Foundation Research Journal

"Mann's object?which he achieves brilliantly?is to explain the job of the white-collar defense lawyer and how it is performed. . . . His book is an excellent introduction to white-collar criminal defense for practitioners, law students, and potential clients. . . . I would make this book required reading for all prosecutors. . . . By telling it like it is, Mann's book has raised many serious questions. I hope that this book will be read not only by law students, laymen, and prosecutors, but also by those at the bar capable of and interested in providing answers to these questions."?Lawrence B. Pedowitz, former federal prosecutor, Legal Times of New York


"A careful study....Mann documents in amazing detail the steps to which lawyers go to prevent prosecutors from learning what was actually happening in a given situation."?David Warsh, The Boston Globe


"Clearly written, coherently organized, and adequately footnoted...Highly recommended."?Choice


"Analytical, detailed, well illustrated, and an authoritative portrait of American white-collar crime attorneys at work."?M. David Ermann, Contemporary Sociology


"In this deeply penetrating book, the author shows again and again that many defense attorneys of the white-collar stripe cross that mythical line between representation and participation to become, in effect, silent partners of the criminal....Mann has written an important book bearing on a growing disgrace in the courtrooms of the country."?Hank Messick, Business and Society Review


"An insightful, firsthand view of an important but oft-neglected area of our criminal justice system.... An important contribution to the growing literature on lawyers." ?Michael J. Powell, American Journal of Sociology


"A pioneering study of the fastest growing segment of the American bar: specialists in the defense of persons accused of white-collar crime.... A first rate overview and analysis of this new legal specialist.... All in all this is a splendid book.  I think it is destined to become the classic study of the white-collar crime defense bar." ?George C. Kiser, Science Quarterly


"People who think our criminal system is too soft on muggers and petty thieves can learn form Mann's book how soft things get when business-class thieves are in trouble."?Michael Kinsley, Fortune


"A perceptive account of `attorneys at work'"?Newsday (no name given)


 "This is a terrific book.  Readers interested in criminal justice and white-collar crime, in the workings of the legal profession, and in legal ethics will undoubtedly find it worth their time to read it."?David Luban, Criminal Justice Ethics