1st Edition

Occupational Crime

Edited By Gerald Mars Copyright 2001

    This title was first publishde in 2001. Occupational crime is found in the whole range of occupations and at all levels. Despite the fact that activities are widespread and well known, the area is blurred by contradictory perceptions, denials and arguments over definition. This volume presents influential essays on the topic.

    Acknowledgements -- Series Preface -- Introduction -- PART I THEORIES, MOTIVES AND MEANINGS -- 1 Jason Ditton (1977), ‘Perks, Pilferage, and the Fiddle’, Theory and Society, 4, pp. 39-71. -- 2 Stuart Henry and Gerald Mars (1978), ‘Crime at Work: The Social Construction of Amateur Property Theft’, Sociology, 12, pp. 245-63. -- 3 Gerald Mars (1996), ‘Employee Deviance’, International Encyclopaedia of Business & Management, pp. 1161-67. -- 4 James Tucker (1989), ‘Employee Theft as Social Control’, Deviant Behavior, 10, pp. 319-34. -- 5 Edward W. Sieh (1987), ‘Garment Workers: Perceptions of Inequity and Employee Theft’, British Journal o f Criminology, 27, pp. 174—90. -- 6 Jerald Greenberg (1990), ‘Employee Theft as a Reaction to Underpayment Inequity: The Hidden Cost of Pay Cuts’, Journal o f Applied Psychology, 75, pp. 561-68. -- 7 Donald N.M. Horning (1970), ‘Blue-Collar Theft: Conceptions of Property, Attitudes Toward Pilfering, and Work Group Norms in a Modern Industrial Plant’, in E.O. Smigel and H.L. Ross (eds), Crimes Against Bureaucracy, New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., pp. 46-64. -- 8 Melville Dalton (1959), ‘The Interlocking of Official and Unofficial Reward’, in Melville Dalton (ed.), Men Who Manage, New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., pp. 194-217. -- 9 Stuart Henry (1987), ‘The Political Economy of Informal Economies’, The Annals o f the American Academy o f Political and Social Science, 493, (Special Issue: The Informal Economy), September, pp. 137-53. -- PART II CASES AND COMPARATIVE CONTEXTS -- 10 Donald Roy (1952), ‘Quota Restriction and Goldbricking in a Machine Shop’, American Journal o f Sociology, 57, pp. 427-42. -- 11 Gerald Mars (1974), ‘Dock Pilferage’, in Paul Rock and Mary McIntosh (eds), Deviance and Social Control, London: Tavistock, pp. 209-28. -- 12 P. Colquhoun (1806), ‘On River Plunder’, in P. Colquhoun, A Treatise on the Police o f the Metropolis: Containing a Detail o f the Various Crimes and Misdemeanours by which Public and Priv


    Professor in Applied Anthropology, Universities o f North London and North Umbria Business Schools.