Corporate and Governmental Deviance: Problems of Organizational Behavior in Contemporary Society / Edition 6

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With seven new selections and a thoroughly revised introductory essay, this popular reader shows more vividly than ever that deviance by big business and big government are central features of modern society. Selections range from classic essays by major scholars to provocative studies of issues still in the headlines, including the savings and loan crisis and recent college athletics scandals. This text helps students understand how organizations, not just individuals, commit deviant acts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195135299
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 8/23/2001
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 5.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Corporate and Governmental Deviance: Origins, Patterns, and Reactions, M. David Ermann and Richard J. Lundman
2. The Criminaloid: An Early Sociologist Examines Deviance by Powerful People and Their Organizations, Edward Alsworth Ross
3. White Collar Crime: Formulating the Concept and Providing Corporate Crime Baseline Data, Edwin H. Sutherland
4. Corporate Crime: Clarifying the Concept and Extending the Data, Marshall B. Clinard and Peter C. Yeager
5. Organizational Actors and the Irrelevance of Persons, James S. Coleman
6. The Heavy Electrical Equipment Antitrust Cases: Price-Fixing Techniques and Rationalizations, Gilbert Geis
7. Beer and Circus: Big-Time College Sports and the Crippling of Undergraduate Education, Murray Sperber
8. Why Should My Conscience Bother Me? Hiding Aircraft Brake Hazards, Kermit Vandivier
9. The Nazi Holocaust: Using Bureaucracies and Overcoming Psychological Barriers to Genocide, Raul Hilberg
10. Apartheid Torturer: Evil Shows Its Banal Face, Suzanne Daley
11. The My Lai Massacre: Crimes of Obedience and Sanctioned Massacres, Herbert C. Kelman and V. Lee Hamilton
Editors' Introduction
12. Ten Whistleblowers: What They Did and How They Fared, Myron Peretz Glazer
13. The Los Angeles Police Department Rampart Division Scandal: Exposing Police Misconduct and Responding to It, The Rampart Independent Review Panel
14. Chained Factory Fire Exists: Media Coverage of a Corporate Crime That Killed 25 Workers, John P. Wright, Francis T. Cullen, and Michael B. Blankenship
15. Pinto Madness: Flaws in the Generally Accepted Landmark Narrative, Matthew T. Lee and M. David Ermann
16. The Challenger Space Shuttle Disaster: Conventional Wisdom and a Revisionist Account, Diane Vaughan
About the Editors

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