Elite Deviance

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The only book in this area that takes a holistic view, Elite Deviance traces the causes of elite deviance to the structure of power and wealth in the United States. This book includes both criminal and non-criminal elite acts that cause great harm. Unique in its scope, Elite Deviance covers not only corporate crime and political corruption in historical and contemporary context, but also the relationship between the two. Readers will enjoy the many interesting and current examples and case studies that reinforce ...
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The only book in this area that takes a holistic view, Elite Deviance traces the causes of elite deviance to the structure of power and wealth in the United States. This book includes both criminal and non-criminal elite acts that cause great harm. Unique in its scope, Elite Deviance covers not only corporate crime and political corruption in historical and contemporary context, but also the relationship between the two. Readers will enjoy the many interesting and current examples and case studies that reinforce all major theoretical points in the book. For people interested in criminal justice, social problems, and business ethics.
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This valuable text, suited for a number of undergraduate social science courses, reveals the institutionalized social context of scandal in contemporary American life from the assassination of President Kennedy to the savings and loan scandal, the HUD scandal, various Wall Street scandals, as well as related scandals in the Pentagon and elsewhere. Updates the 3rd edition of 1990. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205164608
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/1995
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 364
  • Product dimensions: 5.99 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 The Nature of Elite Deviance 1
2 Elite Deviance and the Higher Immorality 47
3 Corporate Deviance: Monopoly, Manipulation, and Fraud 91
4 Corporate Deviance: Human Jeopardy 121
5 National Defense, Multinational Corporations, and Human Rights 158
6 Political Corruption: Continuity and Change 195
7 Political Deviance 232
8 Understanding Elite Deviance 263
9 The Scandalization of America: Higher Immorality in an Era of Greed 296
Epilogue: Economic Democracy: A Proposal to Transform Society 319
Name Index 345
Subject Index 357
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