Elite Deviance

Elite Deviance

by David R. Simon
     
 

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…  See more details below

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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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205164608
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
5.99(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.70(d)

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