Bibliography for Summary

  • Last updated on November 11, 2022

This bibliography lists books containing substantial material about a wide variety of topics pertaining to modern scandals.

General Studies

Adut, Ari. On Scandal: Moral Disturbances in Society, Politics, and Art. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Caldero, M. A., and J. P. Crank. Police Ethics: The Corruption of Noble Cause. 2d ed. Cincinnati, Ohio: Anderson, 2004.

Callahan, David. The Cheating Culture: Why More Americans Are Doing Wrong to Get Ahead. Orlando, Fla.: Harcourt, 2004.

Dabney, Dean A., ed. Crime Types: A Text/Reader. Belmont, Calif.: Thomson/Wadsworth, 2004.

Farquhar, Michael. A Treasury of Deception: Liars, Misleaders, Hoodwinkers, and the Extraordinary True Stories of History's Greatest Hoaxes, Fakes, and Frauds. New York: Penguin Books, 2005.

Fernandez, Justin. Victimless Crimes: Crime, Justice, and Punishment. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 2002.

Great Stories of the Century: The Major Events of the Twentieth Century as Reported in the Pages of "The New York Times." New York: Galahad Books, 1999.

Knappman, Edward W., ed. Great American Trials: Two Hundred and One Compelling Courtroom Dramas from Salem Witchcraft to O. J. Simpson. New York: Barnes & Noble, 2004.

Kohn, George Childs. The New Encyclopedia of American Scandal: More than Four Hundred Fifty Famous Incidents from the 1600's to the Present. New York: Facts On File, 2001.

Lipset, Seymour M., and Earl Raab. The Politics of Unreason: Right-Wing Extremism in America, 1790-1970. New York: Harper & Row, 1970.

Mallon, Thomas. Stolen Words. Rev. ed. New York: Harcourt, 2001.

Payne, Robert. The Corrupt Society: From Ancient Greece to Present-Day America. New York: Praeger, 1975.

Sherwin, Richard K. When Law Goes Pop: The Vanishing Line Between Law and Popular Culture. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002.

Sifakis, Carl. Frauds, Deceptions, and Swindles. New York: Checkmark Books, 2001.

Spiegel, James S. Hypocrisy: Moral Fraud and Other Vices. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Books, 1999.

Wilson, Colin, and Donald Seaman. Scandal! An Encyclopedia. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1986.

Wright, Ed. History's Greatest Scandals: Shocking Stories of Powerful People. New York: Barnes & Noble, 2007.

Zinn, Howard. The Twentieth Century: A People's History. New York: HarperPerennial, 2003.


Anderson, Judy. Plagiarism, Copyright Violation, and Other Thefts of Intellectual Property: An Annotated Bibliography with a Lengthy Introduction. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1998.

Ellen, David. The Scientific Examination of Documents: Methods and Techniques. 2d ed. Boca Raton, Fla.: CRC Press, 1997.

Hauptman, Robert. Documentation: A History and Critique of Attribution, Commentary, Glosses, Marginalia, Notes, Bibliographies, Works-cited Lists, and Citation Indexing and Analysis. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2008.

LaFollette, Marcel C. Stealing into Print: Fraud, Plagiarism, and Misconduct in Scientific Publishing. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007.

McCabe, Donald L., L. K. Trevino, and K. D. Butterfield. "Academic Integrity in Honor Code and Non-Honor Code Environments." Journal of Higher Education 70 (1999): 211-234.

Yanikoski, Charles S. "When the Trial Is the Punishment: The Ethics of Plagiarism Accusations." Journal of Information Ethics 3, no. 1 (Spring, 1994): 83 �88.

Business and Economics

Berend, Ivan T. An Economic History of Twentieth-Century Europe: Economic Regimes from Laissez Faire to Globalization. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Blackburn, John D., Elliott I. Klayman, and Martin H. Malin. The Legal Environment of Business. 6th ed. Boston: Pearson, 2003.

Block, Alan A., and Constance A. Weaver. All Is Clouded by Desire: Global Banking, Money Laundering, and International Organized Crime. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2004.

Coenen, Tracy. Essentials of Corporate Fraud. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, 2008.

Coleman, James William. The Criminal: Understanding White-Collar Crime. 5th ed. New York: Worth, 2002.

De George, Richard T. "Whistle-Blowing." In Business Ethics. 6th ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2006.

Derber, Charles. The Wilding of America: Money, Mayhem, and the American Dream. 3d ed. New York: Worth, 2004.

Dunn, Donald H. Ponzi: The Incredible True Story of the King of Financial Cons. 1975. Reprint. New York: Broadway Books, 2004.

Ermann, M. D., and R. L. Lundman, eds. Corporate and Governmental Deviance: Problems of Organizational Behavior in Contemporary Society. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.

Fraser, Steve. Every Man a Speculator: A History of Wall Street in American Life. San Francisco, Calif.: HarperCollins, 2005.

Geisst, Charles R. Wall Street: A History �From Its Beginnings to the Fall of Enron. Rev. ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Gerber, Jurg, and Eric L. Jensen. Encyclopedia of White-Collar Crime. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2007.

Gup, Benton E., ed. Too Big to Fail: Policies and Practices in Government Bailouts. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2004.

Heald, Morrell. The Social Responsibilities of Business: Company and Community, 1900-1960. 1970. Reprint. New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Books, 2005.

Ingham, Geoffrey. Capitalism. Malden, Mass.: Polity Press, 2008.

Jeter, Lynne. Disconnected: Deceit and Betrayal at WorldCom. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley & Sons, 2003.

Katz, L. Ill-Gotten Gains: Evasion, Blackmail, Fraud, and Kindred Puzzles of the Law. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996.

Kindleberger, Charles P., Robert Z. Aliber, and Robert Solow. Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises. New ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2006.

Levi, Michael, and Andrew Pithouse. Victims of White Collar Crime: The Social and Media Construction of Business Fraud. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Lu, Shen-Shin. Insider Trading and the Twenty-four Hour Securities Market: A Case Study of Legal Regulation in the Emerging Global Economy. Hanover, Mass.: Christopher Publishing House, 1999.

MacDonald, Scott B., and Jane E. Hughes. Separating Fools from Their Money: A History of American Financial Scandals. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2007.

Podgor, Ellen S., and Jerold H. Israel. White Collar Crime in a Nutshell. 3d ed. St. Paul, Minn.: West, 2004.

Rosoff, Stephen, Henry Pontell, and Robert Tillman. Looting America: Greed, Corruption, Villains, and Victims. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2003.

_______. Profit Without Honor: White Collar Crime and the Looting of America. 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2003.

Salinger, Lawrence M. Encyclopedia of White-Collar and Corporate Crime. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage, 2005.

Shapiro, Susan P. Wayward Capitalists: Target of the Securities and Exchange Commission. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1984.

Shichor, David, Larry Gaines, and Richard Ball, eds. Readings in White-Collar Crime. Prospect Heights, Ill.: Waveland Press, 2002.

Von Drehle, David. Triangle: The Fire That Changed America. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2003.


Anger, Kenneth. Hollywood Babylon: The Legendary Underground Classic of Hollywood's Darkest and Best Kept Secrets. New York: Dell, 1981.

Jacobson, Laurie. Dishing Hollywood: The Real Scoop on Tinseltown's Most Notorious Scandals. Nashville, Tenn.: Cumberland House, 2003.

Kast, Marlise Elizabeth. Tabloid Prodigy: Dishing the Dirt, Getting the Gossip, and Selling My Soul in the Cutthroat World of Hollywood Reporting. Philadelphia: Running Press, 2008.

Newton, Michael, and John L. French. Celebrities and Crime. New York: Chelsea House, 2008.

Parish, James Robert. Hollywood Bad Boys: Loud, Fast, and Out of Control. Chicago: Contemporary Books, 2002.

_______. The Hollywood Book of Death: The Bizarre, Often Sordid, Passings of More than One Hundred Twenty-Five American Movie and TV Idols. Chicago: Contemporary Books, 2001.

Porter, Dawn, and Danforth Prince. Hollywood Babylon �It's Back. New York: Blood Moon, 2008.

Shiach, Don. At the Movies: Behind the Big Screen �The History, Scandals, Directors, Studios, and Stars. London: Southwater, 2005.

Crime �General Studies

Blanche, Tony, and Brad Schreiber. Death in Paradise: An Illustrated History of the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner. New York: Four Walls Eight Windows, 2001.

Chermak Steven M., and Frankie Y. Bailey, eds. Crimes and Trials of the Century. 2 vols. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2007.

Fox, James Alan, and Jack Levin. The Will to Kill: Making Sense of Senseless Murder. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2001.

Hornberger, Francine. Mistresses of Mayhem: The Book of Women Criminals. Indianapolis, Ind.: Alpha, 2002.

Law Commission of Canada, ed. What Is a Crime? Defining Criminal Conduct in Contemporary Society. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2004.

Parrish, Michael. For the People: Inside the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office, 1850-2000. Santa Monica, Calif.: Angel City Press, 2001.

Regan, Tom, and Peter Singer, eds. Animal Rights and Human Obligations. 2d ed. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1989.

Renzetti, C. M., D. J. Curran, and P. J. Carr, eds. Theories of Crime: A Reader. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 2003.

Theoharis, Athan. The FBI and American Democracy: A Brief Critical History. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2004.

Waddell, Terrie, ed. Cultural Expressions of Evil and Wickedness: Wrath, Sex, Crime. New York: Rodopi, 2003.


Arthur, John, ed. Morality and Moral Controversies: Readings in Moral, Social, and Political Philosophy. 6th ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2002.

Best, Geoffrey. Honour Among Men and Nations: Transformations of an Idea. Toronto, Ont.: University of Toronto Press, 1981.

Bok, Sissela. Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life. 2d ed. New York: Vintage Books, 1999.

Caldwell, Mark. A Short History of Rudeness: Manners, Morals, and Misbehavior in Modern America. New York: Picador USA, 1999.

Cohen, Martin. One Hundred One Ethical Dilemmas. New York: Routledge, 2003.

Cook, Fred J. The Corrupted Land: The Social Morality of Modern America. New York: Macmillan, 1966.

Childs, James M., Jr. Greed: Economics and Ethics in Conflict. Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress Press, 2000.

Goldberg, M. Hirsh. The Book of Lies: Schemes, Scams, Fakes, and Frauds That Have Changed the Course of History and Affect Our Daily Lives. New York: Morrow, 1990.

Gould, David B. L. A Handbook for Developing and Sustaining Honor Codes. Atlanta: Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education, 1999.

Hinde, Robert A. Why Good Is Good: The Sources of Morality. New York: Routledge, 2002.

Hospers, John. Human Conduct. 3d ed. Fort Worth, Tex.: Harcourt Brace College, 1996.

Kane, Robert, ed. The Oxford Handbook of Free Will. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.

Owen, Nicholas, ed. Human Rights, Human Wrongs: The Oxford Amnesty Lectures, 2001. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Ross, William D. The Right and the Good. New ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.

Singer, Peter, ed. A Companion to Ethics. Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell Reference, 1993.

Tangney, June Price, and Rhonda L. Dearing. Shame and Guilt. New York: Guilford Press, 2002.

Government and Politics

Bull, Martin J., and James L. Newell, eds. Corruption in Contemporary Politics. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.

Carter, John J. Covert Operations and the Emergence of the Modern American Presidency, 1920-1960. Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press, 2002.

Dudley, William. Political Scandals: Opposing Viewpoints. San Diego, Calif.: Greenhaven Press, 2000.

Grant, Ruth W. Hypocrisy and Integrity: Machiavelli, Rousseau, and the Ethics of Politics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997.

Grossman, Mark. Political Corruption in America: An Encyclopedia of Scandals, Power, and Greed. 2d ed. Millerton, N.Y.: Grey House, 2008.

Jeffreys-Jones, Rhodri. Cloak and Dollar: A History of American Secret Intelligence. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2002.

Kessler, Ronald. The Bureau: The Secret History of the FBI. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2002.

Long, Kim. The Almanac of Political Corruption, Scandals, and Dirty Politics. New York: Delacorte Press, 2007.

Melanson, Philip H., and Peter F. Stevens. The Secret Service: The Hidden History of an Enigmatic Agency. New York: Carroll & Graf, 2002.

Murray, Robert K. The Harding Era: Warren G. Harding and His Administration. 1969. Reprint. Newtown, Conn.: American Political Biography Press, 2000.

Roberts, Robert North. Ethics in U.S. Government: An Encyclopedia of Investigations, Scandals, Reforms, and Legislation. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2001.

Rose-Ackerman, Susan. Corruption and Government: Causes, Consequences, and Reform. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

_______. International Handbook on the Economics of Corruption. Northampton, Mass.: Edward Elgar, 2006.

Scherer, Randy. Political Scandals. Detroit, Mich.: Greenhaven Press, 2008.

Schultz, Jeffrey D. Presidential Scandals. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 1999.

West, Nigel. Historical Dictionary of Cold War Counterintelligence. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2007.

Williams, Juliet A., and Paul Apostolidis, eds. Public Affairs: Politics in the Age of Sex Scandals. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2004.

Marriage, Family, and Children

Shapiro, Michael J. For Moral Ambiguity: National Culture and the Politics of the Family. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2001.

Simon, Rita J., and Howard Alstein. Global Perspectives on Social Issues: Marriage and Divorce. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2003.

Vieth, Victor I., Bette L. Bottoms, and Alison Perona, eds. Ending Child Abuse: New Efforts in Prevention, Investigation, and Training. Binghamton, N.Y.: Haworth Press, 2006.

Yalom, Marilyn. A History of the Wife. New York: HarperCollins, 2001.

News Media and Journalism

Bisbort, Alan. Media Scandals. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2008.

Chiasson, Lloyd, ed. The Press on Trial: Crimes and Trials as Media Events. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1997.

Fox, Richard, and Robert Van Sickel. Tabloid Justice. Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner, 2001.

Gorman, Lyn, and David McLean. Media and Society in the Twentieth Century. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 2003.

Levy, Beth, and Denis M. Bonilla, eds. The Power of the Press. New York: H. W. Wilson, 1999.

Lipschultz, Jeremy H., and Michael L. Hilt. Crime and Local TV News: Dramatic, Breaking, and Live from the Scene. Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2002.

Pavlik, John V. Journalism and New Media. New York: Columbia University Press, 2001.

Surette, Raymond. Media, Crime, and Criminal Justice. 2d ed. Pacific Grove, Calif.: Brooks Cole, 1997.

Tebbel, John, and Mary Ellen Zuckerman. The Magazine in America, 1741-1990. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.

Organized Crime

Abadinsky, Howard. Organized Crime. 8th ed. Belmont, Calif.: Thomson/Wadsworth, 2007.

Cressey, Donald Ray. Theft of the Nation: The Structure and Operations of Organized Crime in America. New York: Harper & Row, 1969.

Ryan, Patrick J., and George E. Rush, eds. Understanding Organized Crime in Global Perspective: A Reader. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage, 1997.

Witwer, David Scott. Shadow of the Racketeer: Scandal in Organized Labor. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2009.


France, David. Our Fathers: The Secret Life of the Catholic Church in an Age of Scandal. New York: Broadway Books, 2004.

Frykholm, Amy. Rapture Culture: Left Behind in Evangelical America. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Galli, Mark. Jesus Mean and Wild: The Unexpected Love of an Untamable God. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Books, 2006.

Hadden, Jeffrey K., and Anson Shupe. Televangelism: Power and Politics on God's Frontier. New York: Henry Holt, 1988.

Marsden, George. Fundamentalism and American Culture. 2d ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Martin, William. With God on Our Side: The Rise of the Religious Right in America. New York: Broadway Books, 1996.

Science and Medicine

Bell, Robert. Impure Science: Fraud, Compromise, and Political Influence in Scientific Research. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1992.

Blass, Thomas, ed. Obedience to Authority: Current Perspectives on the Milgram Paradigm. Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2000.

Clouthier, Shawn G. "Institutionalized Plagiarism: Honor Among Thieves Remains an Impediment to Purging Misconduct from Scientific Inquiry." Scientist 18, no. 15 (2004).

Erling, Jonathon, and Joseph Spillane, eds. Federal Drug Control: The Evolution of Policy and Practice. Binghamton, N.Y.: Pharmaceutical Products Press, 2004.

Foster, Claire. The Ethics of Medical Research on Humans. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001.

Hawthorne, Fran. Inside the FDA: The Business and Politics Behind the Drugs We Take and the Food We Eat. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2005.

Hilts, Philip J. Protecting America's Health: The FDA, Business, and One Hundred Years of Regulation. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003.

Krimsky, Sheldon. Science in the Private Interest: Has the Lure of Profits Corrupted Biomedical Research? Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003.

Sex and Sex Crimes

Amann, Joseph Minton, and Tom Breuer. The Brotherhood of the Disappearing Pants: A Field Guide to Conservative Sex Scandals. New York: Nation Books, 2007.

Blackburn, Simon. Lust: The Seven Deadly Sins. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Goodwin, Robin, and Duncan Cramer, eds. Inappropriate Relationships: The Unconventional, the Disapproved, and the Forbidden. Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2002.

Holmes, Stephen T., and Ronald M. Holmes. Sex Crimes: Patterns and Behavior. 2d ed. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage, 2002.

Plummer, Kenneth. Intimate Citizenship: Private Decisions and Public Dialogues. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2003.

Schueler, G. F. Desire: Its Role in Practical Reason and the Explanation of Action. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1995.


Brenner, Reuven, Gabrielle A. Brenner, and Aaron Brown. A World of Chance: Betting on Religion, Games, Wall Street. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Ginsberg, Daniel E. The Fix Is In: A History of Baseball Gambling and Game Fixing Scandals. New York: McFarland, 2004.

Kalb, Elliott. The Thirty Greatest Sports Conspiracy Theories of All-Time: Ranking Sports' Most Notorious Fixes, Cover-Ups, and Scandals. New York: Skyhorse, 2009.

Newton, David E. Drug Testing: An Issue for School, Sports, and Work. Springfield, N.J.: Enslow, 1999.

Pound, Richard W. Inside the Olympics: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Politics, the Scandals, and the Glory of the Games. Etobicoke, Ont.: John Wiley & Sons Canada, 2004.

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