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UC Irvine News Brief: Pontell testifies on financial fraud

Henry Pontell, professor of criminology, law & society, testifies before Senate Judiciary Committee on crime and drugs.

May 4, 2010
UC Irvine News Brief: Pontell testifies on financial fraud

Henry Pontell, professor of criminology, law & society, testified at a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs on Tuesday, May 4. The committee is considering expert testimony on whether jail time can serve as a deterrent to financial fraud. In his testimony, Pontell said white-collar and corporate crimes impose an enormous financial burden on citizens and constitute a more serious threat to society than traditional street crime. Pontell has researched and written about corporate crime for almost 30 years and is the co-author of Profit Without Honor: White-Collar Crime and the Looting of America.