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Corporate and Governmental Deviance : Problems of Organisational Behaviour in Contemporary Society - M. David Ermann

Corporate and Governmental Deviance

Problems of Organisational Behaviour in Contemporary Society

Paperback Published: 1st September 2001
ISBN: 9780195135299
Number Of Pages: 352

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For nearly a quarter of a century, Corporate and Governmental Deviance has offered students the most comprehensive examination of the deviant behavior of big business and big government in contemporary society. Now in its sixth edition, this popular and well-respected collection has been thoroughly updated. It features an expanded and insightful introductory essay by the editors that illustrates the issues discussed in the text and establishes a clear framework for the sections that follow. New selections focus on college sports' crippling effect on undergraduate education; the ordinary obedience of a South African police officer and apartheid torturer; and the Los Angeles police department Rampart Division scandal. Also included is new scholarship on the Ford Motor Company Pinto episode and the Challenger Space Shuttle disaster. This new edition reprints classic works from the scholars who first established and explored corporate and governmental deviance, featuring essays by Edward Alsworth Ross, Edwin H. Sutherland, Marshall B. Clinard, Peter C. Yeager, and James S. Coleman. It also retains selections that have captured the attention and imagination of readers of previous editions, exposing students to the very best classic and contemporary material on corporate and governmental deviance. Offering a complete description and careful analysis of the deviant actions of business organizations and governmental agencies, Corporate and Governmental Deviance, 6/e, is intended for courses in sociology, criminal justice, white-collar crime, and business, as well as for courses that focus on social problems, organizations, deviance, and government. It continues to set the standard by which other books on corporate and governmental deviance are judged, providing students with an even more complete, richly detailed appreciation of how and why organizations, not just individuals, commit acts of deviance.

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

ISBN: 9780195135299
ISBN-10: 0195135296
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st September 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.9  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 6
Edition Type: Revised