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The Criminalization of Abortion in the West: Its Origins in Medieval Law

Wolfgang P. Müller

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450891
eISBN:
9780801464157
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450891.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Anyone who wants to understand how abortion has been treated historically in the Western legal tradition must first come to terms with two quite different but interrelated historical trajectories. On ... More


Murder Most Russian: True Crime and Punishment in Late Imperial Russia

Louise McReynolds

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451454
eISBN:
9780801465901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451454.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

How a society defines crimes and prosecutes criminals illuminates its cultural values, social norms, and political expectations. This book draws on a series of murders and subsequent trials that took ... More


Murder as One of the Middlebrow Arts

Louise McReynolds

in Murder Most Russian: True Crime and Punishment in Late Imperial Russia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451454
eISBN:
9780801465901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451454.003.0005
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines fictional portrayals of murder as a means of understanding how Russian audiences adjusted to the postreform society. A murder with no mystery, Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and ... More


Health Care Fraud and Its Facilitating Crimes

Terry L. Leap

in Phantom Billing, Fake Prescriptions, and the High Cost of Medicine: Health Care Fraud and What to Do about It

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449796
eISBN:
9780801460807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449796.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines health care fraud and abuse as well as the crimes that facilitate it. It first considers the definition of fraud, how fraud differs from abuses such as price gouging or mistakes ... More


Black Flight: Consequences of Neighborhood Cultural Conflict

Rachael A. Woldoff

in White Flight/Black Flight: The Dynamics of Racial Change in an American Neighborhood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449185
eISBN:
9780801461033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449185.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines how black flight has transformed Parkmont, with particular emphasis on the changes that have occurred in the community as the second wave of black residents has begun to replace ... More


Billy’s Narrative: Clashing in Parkmont

Rachael A. Woldoff

in White Flight/Black Flight: The Dynamics of Racial Change in an American Neighborhood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449185
eISBN:
9780801461033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449185.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines how and why black second wavers differ from the black pioneers by focusing on the narrative of Billy Gordon, a nineteen-year-old who moved to Parkmont as part of the second ... More


Fraud at Major Hospitals: Profits at Any Cost, Part One

Terry L. Leap

in Phantom Billing, Fake Prescriptions, and the High Cost of Medicine: Health Care Fraud and What to Do about It

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449796
eISBN:
9780801460807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449796.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines frauds instigated by major hospitals. A company's fixation on financial performance, especially bottom-line profits and stock market prices, may lead to overcharges, false ... More


Fighting Health Care Fraud and Abuse

Terry L. Leap

in Phantom Billing, Fake Prescriptions, and the High Cost of Medicine: Health Care Fraud and What to Do about It

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449796
eISBN:
9780801460807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449796.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter discusses ways of reducing health care fraud and abuse. It first proposes three approaches to reducing crime and corruption: making it more difficult for the individual perpetrator to ... More


The Big Picture

Terry L. Leap

in Phantom Billing, Fake Prescriptions, and the High Cost of Medicine: Health Care Fraud and What to Do about It

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449796
eISBN:
9780801460807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449796.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This book explores one serious social problem that is costing U.S. consumers and taxpayers billions of dollars a year: health care fraud and abuse. It examines whether the current definitions of ... More


Money Laundering and Anti-Money Laundering

J. C. Sharman

in The Money Laundry: Regulating Criminal Finance in the Global Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450181
eISBN:
9780801463198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450181.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter traces the legal history of money laundering and the policies used to counter it as they have arisen over the past few decades. It first provides an overview of the main characteristics ... More


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