Corporate Crime

  • ID: 367271
  • March 2007
  • 558 pages
  • Ashgate Publishing
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This volume focuses on theory, control and policy issues in the area of corporate crime. A collection of classic and contemporary published articles that reflect a variety of methodological and conceptual approaches, Corporate Crime highlights the most influential thinking about law, crime causation and policy dilemmas – both within the U.S. and internationally.

About the Author/Editor
Sally S. Simpson is Professor and Chair of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland, College Park, USA. She is the current President of the White-Collar Crime Research Consortium, past Chair of the Crime, Law and Deviance Section of the American Sociological Association, and recipient of the Herbert Bloch Award from the American Society of Criminology. Her research interests include corporate crime, criminological theory, and the intersection between gender, race, class, and crime. Her recent articles have appeared in Criminology, Justice Quarterly, and Law & Society Review.

Carole Gibbs is an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University, USA, with a joint appointment in the School of Criminal Justice and the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. Her most recent research involves studying the relationship between corporate citizenship, sanctions, and environmental performance. Her other research interests include criminological theory, corporate crime, gender/race/class and crime, and environmental justice.

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Series preface

Part I Causes of Corporate Crime
Micro and Macro Factors: Micro: Predicting unethical behavior among market practitioners, Mary Zey-Ferrell, K. Mark Weaver and O.C. Ferrall
Rational choice, situated action, and the social control of organizations, Diane Vaughan
Toward a control theory of white-collar offending, James R. Laseley
Organizational: Organizational offending and neoclassical criminality: challenging the reach of a general theory of crime, Gary E. Reed and Peter Cleary Yeager
Notes on the criminogenic hypothesis: a case study of the American liquor industry, Norman K. Denzin
The changing of the guard: top management characteristics, organizational strain, and antitrust offending, Sally S. Simpson and Christopher S. Koper
Macro/Integrated: Global anomie, dysnomie, and economic crime: hidden consequences of neoliberalism and globalization in Russia and around the world, Nikos Passas
Toward an integrated theory of white-collar crime, James William Coleman
Re-integrative shaming and compliance with regulatory standards, Toni Makkai and John Braithwaite

Part II Responses to Corporate Crime
Public Perceptions of Corporate Responsibility: Distributing responsibility for wrongdoing inside corporate hierarchies: public judgments in 3 societies, Joseph Sanders and V. Lee Hamilton
Justice System Responses: Local prosecutors and corporate crime, Michael L. Benson, Francis T. Cullen and William J. Maakestad
Organizational sentencing, Molly E. Joseph
Cooperation, deterrence, and the ecology of regulatory enforcement John T. Scholz

Part III Policy Alternatives and Dilemmas
The sociology of corporate crime: an obituary: (or, whose knowledge claims have legs?), Laureen Snider
Professional advisers and white-collar illegality: towards explaining and excusing professional failure, Peter Grabosky
The social meaning of environmental command and control, Michael P. Vandenbergh
Transnational regulation of the pharmaceutical industry, John Braithwaite
Information as a policy instrument in protecting the environment: what have we learned?, Mark A. Cohen
Empirical evidence and the legal doctrine of corporate criminal liability, Gilbert Geis and Joseph F.C. Dimento

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