558 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    Contents: Series preface; Introduction; 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; Reintegrative 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; Name index.


    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.