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11th Edition

Elite Deviance

ISBN 9781138061200
Published February 16, 2018 by Routledge
365 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Tracing the causes of elite deviance to the structure of U.S. power and wealth, this book introduces students to theories of elite deviance and covers both criminal and non-criminal elite acts that cause significant harm. This considerably updated, 11th edition enriches its coverage of both historical and contemporary elite deviance. Updates include:

  • New and expanded discussions on history, property, and historical critique from Revolutionary America onward.
  • New analysis on Donald Trump: his cabinet members of the political elite, his relationship with the EPA, and his business connections.
  • Investigation into Caribbean and European tax havens.
  • An extended review on elite deviance and increasing inequalities.
  • Very current information and examples of scandals in international conflicts.
  • The section on changing media patterns.

Table of Contents



1. The Nature of Elite Deviance

2. Elite Deviance and the Higher Immortality

3. Corporate Deviance: Monopoly, Manipulation, and Fraud

4. Corporate Deviance: Human Jeopardy

5. National Defense, Multinational Corporations, and Human Rights

6. Political Corruption: Continuity and Change

7. Political Deviance

8. Understanding Elite Deviance



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David R. Simon received a PhD in Sociology from Rutgers University and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkley. He also holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Illinois and an MA in International Relations from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Simon has written nine books and 58 academic articles, book chapters, and book reviews.